- Unit Code & NameB9657 Lukan Literature
- DescriptionThis course unit examines the literary forms and theological content of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, with due consideration of their historical, cultural and religious settings
The course unit enables students to study the two volume work Luke-Acts which encompasses a gospel and an early Christian theological history. It can complete a Biblical major for students in AQF Level 7 Bachelor programs or advance Biblical Studies for students in AQF Level 9 programs.
- DisciplineBiblical Studies
- Semester2, 2017
- Delivery ModeOnline
- Lecturer(s) Dr Arseny Ermakov
- Prerequisites36 credit points for BTh; 9 Biblical Studies credit points for graduates
- Learning ActivitiesLearning activities for this course include engaging with assigned readings and assessment tasks well as participating in classroom discussions and activities.
The threshold concept to be acquired in this unit is that even in writings that appear to be directly historical, such as the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, both first century CE historiographical principles and the religious purpose of writing these documents must be taken into consideration in learning to interpret them.
- AssessmentsSermon or bible study outline: seminar presentation; exegetical essay
- Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:
1. Account at an advanced level for the complex historical, religious and social background of Luke-Acts
2. Explain the various literary forms used in the construction of Luke-Acts
3. Interpret the theological themes of Luke-Acts
4. Exegete select passages from the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles using appropriate methodologies
5. Construct liturgies, homilies or biblical discussion group materials on Luke-Acts
- Text BooksSpencer, F. Scott. The Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles. Nashville: Abingdon, 2008