This unit is an introduction to the diverse writings of the New Testament. Students will become familiar with the content and themes of the New Testament by reading it in its entirety. Moreover, they will engage with the texts in their original historical, literary, social, religious and theological contexts. The unit introduces issues in interpretation, including literary genre, the relationship between form and function, and methods of study. It further introduces the formation of the New Testament canon and the textual history of the New Testament.
Unit code: BN8002L
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: New Testament
Delivery Mode: Online
Proposing College: Australian Lutheran CollegeShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate familiarity with the historical background, and literary and theological diversity of the New Testament writings
Demonstrate critical interpretative skills
Research and write papers on assigned topics or themes in the New Testament writings, using primary and secondary resources
The unit will combine asynchronous student engagement with unit materials and weekly 1 hour synchronous/face-to-face hybrid seminars. The unit will incorporate e-lectures to support student learning. Occasional one-on-one meetings will assist students in completing assessment tasks.
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:51 +1000