Assignments; Oral presentation; Class participation; Take home exam.
Through this topic students will come to understand, appreciate, and interpret the writings of the New Testament, by understanding the New Testament writings in their historical, cultural and social contexts; and appreciating these writings as literature. The cultural contexts and communities that shaped these writings will be explored, in order to arrive at a critical interpretation of the New Testament.
This topic aims to give students the opportunity to:
read the major writings of the New Testament
develop an understanding of the major types of critical study of the scriptures
develop skills in the study of the scriptures
Expected learning outcomes
As a result of this topic, students will:
be able to identify the historical, social and cultural contexts of the New Testament writings and their communities
gain a knowledge of the content, historical and geographical setting, literary forms and the leading theological themes of the New Testament
be able to recognise the New Testament as literature and the appropriateness of using various interpretive methodologies
have explored ways of identifying the relevance of New Testament texts for today
consider the meaning and significance of the New Testament for contemporary readers
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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