This unit will explore the content, literary character, theology and setting of the Gospel of John. Students will be introduced to both traditional interpretations and contemporary insights. They will study selected major passages in detail, bearing in mind the Gospel’s literary structure and its theological concerns. Particular attention will be devoted to those Johannine passages that play a key role in the lectionaries of the various Christian Churches.
Unit code: BN3180C
Unit status: Approved (Minor revision)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit discipline: New Testament
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate close familiarity with the text, structure, and major theological ideas of the Gospel of John.
Discuss the social, historical, and religious context in which the Gospel of John was written.
Undertake detailed exegesis of passages from the Gospel of John, using the historical-critical method.
Reflect theologically on key themes of the Gospel of John, elucidating their insights for today.
Compare recent scholarly analyses of topics in the Gospel of John.
Two Biblical Studies units at second level
Each 3-hour class comprises 2 hours of interactive lecture and discussion and 1 hour of structured group discussion and interpretation focused on biblical passages and/or secondary readings.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Written Examination - 1-hour written examination (equivalent to 1000 words)||1000||20.0|
|Oral Examination - 15-minute oral examination (equivalent to 1000 words)||1000||20.0|
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 30 Sep, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-09-30 16:34:26 +1000