This unit explores the literary context and socio-political location of the Revelation of Jesus Christ to the seer John. Exegesis of selected passages leads into a study of themes in the text such as Christology, eschatology, discipleship, mission and prophetic witness. The influence on the text of OT traditions, Roman Imperial propaganda, Greco-Roman theatre and iconography will also be explored, together with an overview of the history of interpretation of Revelation.
Unit code: BN9742W
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: New Testament
Proposing College: Whitley CollegeShow when this unit is running
Apply a range of exegetical methods to the text of Revelation and demonstrate this in forum discussions and in the writing of interpretive essays;
Describe the character and development of Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature and its relationship to prophetic literature;
Analyse and describe the theology of the book of Revelation (Christology, eschatology, ecclesiology, missiology); and some of the ways this has been interpreted since;
Give a coherent account of the most plausible social and political settings for the book of Revelation; and
Show an awareness of the relationship between context, method and the interpretation of Revelation.
Foundation units in NT and in OT
Weekly online forum discussions, online audio and video resources.
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Critical review of readings
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Rewrite of weekly forum posts
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 9 Oct, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:51 +1000