This unit offers an advanced study of the Gospel of Luke. It will focus on exegesis of the special material in Luke as well as consideration of the Lukan redaction of Synoptic material, particularly the Gospel of Mark. It will also explore themes such as salvation, Christology, poverty, social justice, hospitality and ethnicity in Luke. These themes will be studies in relation to Luke’s narrative methods and literary structure, including the use of key images and symbols. Some attention will also be given to the Acts of the Apostles, the sequel to Luke’s Gospel, in order to gain a deeper sense of Luke’s overall purpose, structure and theology.

Unit Code: BN3300T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate a sound grasp of the overall contents, structure, theology, and symbolism of the Gospel of Luke


Determine the likely sources of Luke’s Gospel and their redaction, thus demonstrating an ability to work with Luke as a Synoptic Gospel,


Critically exegete and interpret passages in the Gospel of Luke utilising consolidated exegetical skills


Assess secondary sources on aspects of the Gospel of Luke and its theology


Engage with contemporary debates on the interpretation of the Gospel of Luke

Unit sequence

Introduction to the New Testament (or equivalent)


lectures and seminars


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Exegetical Essay

Exegetical essay of 2000 words

0 40.0

Thematic essay of 2000 words

0 45.0

Journal (tutorial reflection for Online) equivalent of 1000 words

0 15.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-04 14:36:13 +1100