This unit will investigate the context, symbolism and interpretation of the Book of Revelation in relation to biblical and extra biblical apocalyptic literature. The major focus will be the critical study of the text and exegesis of selected passages in context, engaging contemporary scholarship. This unit will explore the Christology, eschatology and ecclesiology of the book of Revelation with a view to the insights it has for today.

Unit Code: BN3310C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Critically construct the context of the Book of Revelation within the biblical and extra biblical apocalyptic literature, engaging contemporary scholarly debates


Discuss the main theological issues of the book of Revelation, its Christology, eschatology and ecclesiology


Explain important symbols of the book of Revelation and its specific literary forms


Undertake exegetical study of a particular theological theme or passage of the text, demonstrating skill with interpretive tools and engagement with the principal secondary literature of the unit.


Reflect theologically upon the Book of Revelation elucidating its meaning for the church today.

Unit sequence

Two Biblical Studies units at second level


Lecture and workshop


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

2,500 workshop paper

0 50.0

2,500 word essay

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Jun, 2013

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-26 13:42:27 +1100