Advanced Studies in the New Testament

Description

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.

Availability

UoN Broken Bay Instit - Online

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate critical knowledge of the historical, cultural and religious background of the New Testament.

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.

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

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): THEO6005. Students who have successfully completed THEO6005 are not eligible to enrol in RELT6005.

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Forum Discussions

Essay: Minor Essay 1

Essay: Minor Essay 2

Essay: Major Research Essay

Contact Hours

Lecture

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term