Content

This unit studies the four Gospel accounts of Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection. A close exegetical study of these stories, climactic to each of the Gospels, and an appreciation of the literary power of the narratives, will reveal the theological meaning intended by the evangelists as they sought to offer an understanding for their first century CE audiences about the most important human event - death. The unit will also explore the contemporary implications of these narratives for our own experience of suffering and death and our hoped for resurrection.

Unit Code: BN9100C

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Undertake a critical reading of these 1st Century CE Gospel narratives;

2.

Identify the cultural and social issues surrounding suffering and death that confronted early Jesus followers

3.

Demonstrate exegetical skills in interpreting gospel texts from the Mediterranean culture of the 1st Century CE

4.

Identify and utilise relevant primary and secondary sources;

5.

Reflect on the implications of these ancient texts for life today

6.

Formulate and communicate ideas cogently, while respecting co-learners;

7.

Develop a specific topic of research in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner

Unit sequence

BS8001C and BS8002C or equivalent Students enrolled in the unit for Master’s research degree are required to demonstrate proficiency in the appropriate biblical language(s).

Pedagogy

Lecture and Seminar

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Essay

Reflection Paper (500 words)

0 7.0
Essay

Reflection Paper (500 words)

0 8.0
Exegesis

Exegesis (2000 words)

0 35.0
Essay

Essay (3000 words)

0 50.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-08 10:02:29 +1100