This unit offers the opportunity to study various narrative approaches to Mark’s Gospel. Students will explore the literary conventions and devices used by Mark, including characterization, dialogue and the use of irony. The unit examines reader-response methods, structuralist and post-structuralist readings and ideological approaches to the text.
Apply research skills in the area of narrative criticism
Articulate an understanding of the major narrative devices and reading strategies in relation to Mark’s gospel
Assess the debate concerning Markan genre.
Critically evaluate the hermeneutical foundations of relevant approaches to gospel studies within literary critical theory
Demonstrate the effective use of literary critical tools in the exegesis of specific Markan texts.
54 points in Field B, with at least 36 points in BN
Lectures, group work, online forums, videos
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
3,000 Word research essay
1,500 Word critical review of readings
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017
Unit record last updated: 2020-11-13 16:14:34 +1100