Content

This unit will offer an in-depth exegetical study of Luke’s gospel placing it in the historical and literary culture of the late first century CE. We will examine themes of inclusion and exclusion in the gospel, tracing who is included/excluded through the lenses of gender norms (both ancient and modern), ethnicity, religious identity and hospitality (the social conventions of Graeco-Roman meal culture). Attention will be given to Luke’s theology as it relates to salvation, prophecy, atonement, resurrection, eschatology and justice and how this theology speaks to the contemporary church and world.

Unit Code: BN9050P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate and explain the genre, dating and setting of Luke’s gospel;

2.

Differentiate the various theories relating to gospel sources and how they impact the interpretation of Luke’s Gospel

3.

Critically assess the main theological themes of Luke’s Gospel such as salvation, prophecy, atonement, resurrection, eschatology and justice

4.

Critically assess the main theological themes of Luke’s Gospel such as salvation, prophecy, atonement, resurrection, eschatology and justice

5.

Design a sermon or educational resources based upon themes in Luke’s gospel

Unit sequence

Earliest Christianity or equivalent NT Introduction

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, discussion groups, and online forums.

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Document Study

Document Study (500 words)

0 10.0
Essay

In class or online forums

0 10.0
Exegetical Essay

Exegetical Essay (1500 Words)

0 30.0
Essay

Major Assignment: Essay OR Learning Resource (4000 word equivalent)

0 50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 14 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-08 09:37:52 +1100