This unit explores the literary context and socio-political location of the Revelation of Jesus Christ to the seer John, prior to a study of themes in the text such as christology, eschatology, discipleship, mission and prophetic witness. The influence on the text of OT themes, Roman Imperial propaganda, and Greco-Roman theatre will also be explored.
Apply exegetical methods to the text of Revelation;
Describe the development and character of Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature
Interpret selected texts illustrative of the distinctive character of the book of Revelation;
Analyse and describe the theology of the book of Revelation (christology, eschatology, ecclesiology, missiology);
Give a coherent account of the possible social and political setting/s of the book of Revelation;
Research and write using appropriate methods and to analyse and reflect on the history of interpretation of the Book of Revelation.
Foundation unit in NT (BN8001W or equivalent)
lectures, discussion, tutorials
1,500 word critical review of readings
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1,500 word thematic seminar paper
3,000 word exegetical essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Oct, 2015
Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-08 08:32:29 +1100