The New Testament in the Greco Roman World

Course code RELT3032Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course provides students with a detailed investigation into the New Testament in its Greco Roman and Jewish contexts. The course will explore the philosophical, cultural and religious background to the New Testament. Their Jewish context will also be explored including Hellenistic influences within that tradition. Exegetical methods will be employed to critically interpret key texts alongside relevant philosophical source material from this era.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of New Testament in its Greco Roman context (including Judaism);
2. Employ appropriate exegetical and hermeneutic tools used for critical and advanced study of the New Testament in its historical, cultural and religious context;
3. Interpret and analyse particular texts of the New Testament, in part or whole, and their function as segments of a larger document;
4. Demonstrate advanced writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.
ContentThe course introduces the New Testament in its Greco Roman and Jewish contexts, and provides students with the skills necessary to interpret its writings with greater depth and sophistication.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge20 units of RELT coded courses
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2 x 2500 word essays (100%)
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term