This unit considers a selection of texts from the New Testament in relation to the development of early Christian moral conviction and practice. We will explore the main contours, principles and themes of the diverse ethical material in the New Testament, set these in the context of the wider Jewish and Graeco-Roman environments and consider the exegetical and hermeneutical issues involved in using New Testament texts appropriately in contemporary ethical reflection.
Demonstrate an in-depth, coherent knowledge and understanding of ethical teaching in the New Testament, with special attention to its theological basis and contextual location.
Use advanced exegetical skills in the analysis of New Testament texts in relation to early Christian moral conviction and practice.
Critically assess scholarly attempts to use the New Testament as the basis for contemporary ethical reflection and decision making.
Formulate and present their own interpretation of the place of New Testament texts in ethical reflection and practice.
Undertake independent research in primary and secondary resources concerning the use of the New Testament in relation to a specific ethical issue.
One Foundational Unit in New Testament
Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials
6000 word assignment exploring the New Testament in relation to a specific ethical issue.
A draft of the main argument for the essay will be presented to the lecturer and classroom/online peers for structured feedback.
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2015
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-27 15:57:41 +1000