Advanced Studies in the New Testament
|Course code RELT6005||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
This course provides the opportunity for students to study the background and literature of the Christian Scriptures, commonly referred to as the New Testament, at an advanced level. The course utilises the tools of Biblical scholarship to study in detail the four Gospels and letters of Paul, with some reference to other texts within the Christian canon.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||Upon completion of this course students will be expected to: |
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the historical, cultural and religious background of the Christian Scriptures.
2. Provide a narrative outline of the four Gospels and identify the situation and concerns of the communities whose lives they reflect.
3. Critically analyse Paul's contribution to the early Church and the context of his letters with special attention to 1 Corinthians.
4. Apply a critical exegetical method to selected passages from the Synoptic Gospels or the Letters of St Paul at an advanced level.
5. Appreciate the New Testament as a literary expression of the theological positions held by the early Christian communities.
|Content||Themes will include:|
1. Judaism in the Greco-Roman world.
2. How the Gospels came to be written/formed.
3. The narrative structure of the four Gospels.
4. The Apostle Paul
5. Overview of Pauline literature
6. Applying exegetical methods to the Christian Scriptures
|Transition||Students who have previously completed THEO6005 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6005.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for RELT6005|