Unit Code A-B

B7130/B8530 Introduction to the New Testament

This unit introduces the critical study of the New Testament, its literary forms, historical and cultural contexts and theological themes. It provides a solid foundation for further biblical and theological study. The focus is on an outline of the books of the New Testament, their historical, cultural, political and religious contexts, approaching the books of the New Testament as literary works, key methodologies of Biblical interpretation, developing skills in exegesis and writing an exegetical essay, and key New Testament themes.

Study Level Undergraduate
Discipline Biblical Studies
Credit Points 9
Prerequisites Excludes B7110 Introduction to Biblical Studies

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a sound knowledge of the contents of the New Testament
  2. display a sound understanding of the historical, social and cultural context of the New Testament
  3. demonstrate basic exegetical skills in critical interpretation of New Testament texts
  4. access and use significant secondary literature

apply the fruits of New Testament studies to a range of life and ministry situations

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