This unit provides a thorough study of Matthew’s Gospel, including its literary and theological character, the possible provenance of the Gospel, and an overview of recent trends in Matthean studies, as a basis for detailed exegetical analysis of selected texts.
Critique the history of interpretation of Matthew’s Gospel
Evaluate plausible socio-political and cultural provenances for the communities that gave rise to Matthew’s Gospel
Outline a reasonable literary structure for Matthew’s Gospel
Exegete the Matthean text competently, employing a range of appropriate exegetical methodologies;
Analyse distinctive Matthean christological, ecclesiological, pneumatological, missiological and eschatological themes;
Critique ways in which the interpretation and proclamation of the First Gospel can provide meaning in contemporary Australian society.
Foundation unit in NT (BN8001W or equivalent)
Lectures, discussion, tutorials
2,000 word critical review of readings
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Online tutorial participation (at least 5 entries of approximately 200 words each) responding to set readings and peer interaction, due at least every 2 weeks, then revised
3,000 word exegetical essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-04 11:38:15 +1100