This unit offers the opportunity to study various narrative approaches to Mark’s Gospel. Students will explore the literary conventions and devices used by Mark, including characterization, dialogue and the use of irony. The unit examines reader-response methods, structuralist and post-structuralist readings and ideological approaches to the text.
Unit code: BN9796B
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: New Testament
Proposing College: Eva Burrows CollegeShow when this unit is running
Display evidence of research skills in the area of narrative criticism.
Demonstrate an understanding of the major narrative devices employed in Mark.
Assess the debate concerning Markan genre.
Articulate a range of reading strategies in relation to Mark’s gospel.
Critically evaluate the hermeneutical foundations of relevant approaches to gospel studies within literary critical theory
Demonstrate the effective use of literary critical tools in the exegesis of specific Markan texts in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner
18 points of BN at level 8 or equivalent
Lectures, group work, online forums, videos
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7,000 Word research essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Jul, 2017
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:49 +1000