This unit provides a thorough study of Luke’s Gospel, including its theological and literary character, its wider Greco-Roman and Jewish context and connections, and an overview of recent trends in Lukan studies as a basis for detailed exegetical analysis of selected texts.

Unit Code: BN9003W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Give an informed and critical account of the history of interpretation of Luke's Gospel


Analyse the socio-political and literary context in which the Gospel first circulated;


Identify and describe distinctive Lukan Christological, ecclesiological, pneumatological, missiological and eschatological themes and understandings


Exegete the Lukan text by employing a range of appropriate exegetical methods and resources;


Discuss the interpretation and proclamation of Luke’s Gospel in meaningful ways for today’s world;


Engage critically with the scholarly literature on the relationship between Luke and Acts.

Unit sequence

Foundation unit in NT (BN8001W or equivalent)


lectures, discussion, tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Critical Review

1,500 word critical review of readings

0 30.0
Seminar or Tutorial

1,500 word thematic seminar paper

0 20.0
Exegetical Essay

3,000 word exegetical essay

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-07 09:01:16 +1100