This unit will investigate the context, symbolism and interpretation of the Book of Revelation in relation to biblical and extra biblical apocalyptic literature. The major focus will be the critical study of the text and exegesis of selected passages in context, engaging contemporary scholarship. This unit will explore the Christology, eschatology and ecclesiology of the book of Revelation with a view to the insights it has for today.

Unit Code: BN9310C

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


Construct an interpretive framework for understanding the context, structure and symbolism of the book of Revelation within the biblical and extra biblical apocalyptic literature.


Explore the main theological issues of the Book of Revelation: its Christology, eschatology and ecclesiology, drawing insights and relevance for the life of the church today.


Prepare a detailed exegesis of selected passages demonstrating skilful competence with biblical interpretive approaches.


Investigate the meaning and use of important symbols of the book of Revelation and its specific literary forms.


Develop a specific topic of research focussed on a passage/passages or theme from the Book of Revelation demonstrating advanced skills in biblical interpretation and theological reflection.

Unit sequence

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


Lecture and seminar


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

1 x 6,000 word essay 100% or
1 x 1,500 word seminar paper 25% 1 x 4,500 word essay 75%

0 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Oct, 2013

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-26 13:41:01 +1100