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B8530 Introduction to New Testament

  • Unit Code & NameB8530 Introduction to New Testament
  • DescriptionThis course unit introduces students to 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.

    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, Class
  • Lecturer(s) Dr Arseny Ermakov
  • PrerequisitesExcludes B8510
  • 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.