B7382 Hebrews and General Epistles

This unit introduces study of Letters to the Hebrews and of James, 1 & 2 Peter and Jude. It examines the historical, geographical, social and religious background of each of these Letters as well as their literary structure, style and purpose of Hebrews and the General Epistles. There is a focus on key theological themes of these letters and exegesis of selected passages from Hebrews and the General Epistles.

Study Level Undergraduate
Discipline Biblical Studies
Credit Points 9
Prerequisites 18 credit points in Biblical Studies

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. identify the various social, cultural and pastoral contexts of each of these letters
  2. describe the key theological themes of Hebrews and the General Epistles
  3. apply hermeneutical and exegetical skills to selected passages from these letters
  4. access and use significant secondary literature for the critical study of Hebrews and the General Epistles
  5. apply insights from this later New Testament epistolary literature to a range of life and ministry situations.



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