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B7368 Johannine Literature

  • Unit Code & NameB7368 Johannine Literature
  • DescriptionThis course unit examines the literary forms and theological content of the New Testament Literature associated with John, with due consideration of their historical, cultural and religious settings/contexts.

    This course unit builds upon the knowledge and skills learned in the pre-requisite units. It examines the historical context, literary forms and theological content of the Gospel and Letters of John, and their application to a range of spiritual and pastoral concerns.
  • DisciplineBiblical Studies
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • Semester2, 2017
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • Prerequisites18 credit points in Biblical Studies
  • Learning ActivitiesThis course will use the learning activities of lectures, independent and group research and presentation. Group and individual exegesis of passages
  • AssessmentsAssessment Task 1:Book Review
    Weighting: 20%
    Word Limit: 1000 Due Date: 12 June 2017
    Outcomes Assessed: 1,2 & 5
    Read Robert Kysar, Preaching John,(Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002). Write a critical review of the book, particularly focussing on the issues of preaching on passages from the Gospel of John. It is expected that you will draw on evidence from throughout the book.

    Assessment Task 2: Exegetical Essay
    Weighting: 50%
    Word Limit: 2000 Date: 30 June 2017
    Outcomes Assessed: 2,3 & 4
    Write an exegetical paper on the following text: John 17.The exegetical paper is expected to grapple with the issues raised by a number of critical methods as discussed in class.

    Assessment Task 3: Essay
    Weighting: 30%
    Word Limit: 1200 Date: 14 July 2015
    Outcomes Assessed: 1,2,4 & 5
    Robert Kysar states "Few students of the fourth Gospel would deny that Christology is the core of Johannine theology. Every theological view arises from the question of who Christ is .... Like a hub of the wheel, all the theological spokes reach into Christology and find their center (sic) there." Robert Kysar, Preaching John (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2002), 47. Discuss
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Assess the historical, cultural and religious background of the Johannine community
    2. Identify the principal literary forms in the Gospel and letters of John and show how they communicate their theological content
    3. Demonstrate well-developed critical exegetical skills in written essays on selected passages from the Fourth Gospel
    4. Integrate significant secondary literature into critical studies of the Johannine corpus
    5. Apply insights gained from the Johannine Literature to contemporary Christian preaching, teaching and spirituality
  • Text BooksRobert Kysar, Preaching John (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2002)