Revelation (apokalypsis) is central to Christian theology. The Revelation to John is a specific expression of Christian writing that makes explicit many aspects of revelation that are tacit within gospels and epistles. Some of these aspects include hyperbolic textures in expression of biblical eschatology and the seeming surrealism of futurity with the signature ears to hear for the response of faith. This unit will explore within The Revelation to John, its peculiar interface between literary style and theological overture, which is cast for specific reception of Christian promise and testimony within difficult contexts of human life.

Unit Code: CT9032S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify and critically evaluate diverse theological approaches to the parables of the Synoptic Gospels


Formulate and apply critical criteria for evaluating the contemporary use of the Corinthian correspondence in Christian identity and testimony


Demonstrate critical awareness of hermeneutical issues arising in the interface between Revelation and Christian theology


Exhibit competence in formulating research criteria and methods for engaging apocalyptic tone and Christian literature

Unit sequence

The unit gives focus to central hermeneutical themes of Christian theology.

Prerequisite: PG Foundational, Introduction to Systematic Theology


Rotating lecture/discussion/group


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Document Study

1000 word document study

1000 12.0
Document Study

1000 word document study

1000 13.0
Document Study

1000 word document study

1000 12.0
Document Study

1000 word document study

1000 13.0

4000 word essay

4000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 16 Oct, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-19 10:07:57 +1100