Revelation (apokalypsis) is central to Christian theology. The Revelation to John is a specific expression of Christian writing that makes explicit many aspects of revelation that are tacit within gospels and epistles. Some of these aspects include hyperbolic textures in expression of biblical eschatology and the seeming surrealism of futurity with the signature ears to hear for the response of faith. This unit will explore within The Revelation to John, its peculiar interface between literary style and theological overture, which is cast for specific reception of Christian promise and testimony within difficult contexts of human life.

Unit Code: BN9032S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify and critically evaluate diverse theological approaches to the parables of the Synoptic Gospels;


Formulate and apply critical criteria for evaluating parable hermeneutics in contemporary use of language in Christian theology;


Demonstrate critical awareness of hermeneutical issues arising in the interface between Revelation and Christian theology


Exhibit competence in formulating research criteria and methods for engaging apocalyptic tone and Christian literature

Unit sequence

Foundational, Introduction to Systematic Theology


Rotating lecture/discussion/group


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3000 word essay

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Document Study

750 word document study

0 12.0
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750 word document study

0 13.0
Document Study

750 word document study

0 12.0
Document Study

750 word document study

0 13.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 23 Oct, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-07 14:17:47 +1100