This unit offers an advanced study of the Gospel of Luke. Through exegesis of the special material in Luke as well as consideration of Lukan redaction of Synoptic material, it will explore themes such as salvation, Christology, poverty and ethnicity. It will analyse secondary readings that take various approaches to the study of Luke, to develop students’ research skills and hermeneutical sophistication. Some attention will be given to the Acts of the Apostles (the sequel to Luke’s Gospel) in the course of discussing the author’s use of ancient historiographical and biographical techniques to portray the incipient Christian movement within the Roman Empire and in relation to Judaism. Students are encouraged to work with the Greek text of Luke to the extent they are able.

Unit Code: BN9309T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


demonstrate a sound grasp of the overall contents, structure, theology, and symbolism of the Gospel of Luke


Determine the likely sources of Luke’s Gospel and their redaction, thus demonstrating an ability to work with Luke as a Synoptic Gospel,


Critically exegete and interpret passages in the Gospel of Luke utilising consolidated exegetical skills


Critically apply a range of hermeneutical methods for the interpretation of the Gospel of Luke demonstrating awareness of the aims and emphases of these methods


Critically assess and utilise secondary sources for articulating the theology of the Gospel of Luke


Engage with contemporary debates in the interpretation of the Gospel of Luke

Unit sequence

One unit in New Testament


Online material including videos, tutorial discussions


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Exegetical Essay

Exegetical essay of 2500 words

0 40.0

Thematic essay of 2500 words

0 45.0

Journal (tutorial reflection for Online) equivalent of 1000 words

0 15.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-11 11:33:17 +1100