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B8530 Introduction to New Testament

  • Unit Code & NameB8530 Introduction to New Testament
  • DescriptionThis postgraduate unit introduces the critical study of the New Testament, its literary forms, historical and cultural contexts and theological themes.

    It provides a solid foundation for further biblical and theological study. It develops skills in exegesis and the identification and analysis of key New Testament themes.

    A threshold concept to be acquired in this unit is:
    The books of the New Testament are works of literature, written and received in a particular historical period, for a distinct religious purpose.
  • DisciplineBiblical Studies
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester3, 2017
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • DateLive online tutorials fortnightly on Tuesdays - 29 August, 12 & 26 September, 29 October.
    Tutorials are optional, held from 7.00pm to 8.00pm AEST.
  • Lecturer(s) Stuart Glover
  • PrerequisitesExcludes B8510 Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorials, student presentations, seminars, DVD online
  • AssessmentsCritical review, exegetical essay and thematic essay
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Articulate a thorough knowledge of the contents of the New Testament
    2. Assess the historical, social and cultural context of the New Testament
    3. Demonstrate well-developed exegetical skills in critical interpretation of New Testament texts
    4. Integrate significant secondary literature into formal critical essays on the books of the New Testament
    5. Relate the fruits of New Testament studies to a range of life and ministry situations
  • Text BooksAchtemeier, Paul J., Joel B. Green and Marianne Meye Thompson. Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.

    Book Review: Longenecker, Bruce W. The Lost Letters of Pergamum: A Story from the New Testament World. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002.