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The Synoptic Gospels

NT420/NT620 (English) | NT430/NT630 (Greek)
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Workload
One semester, 4 credit points.
Status
Elective
Prerequisites
16 credit points of core foundation units which include NT301 and 302.
When
Semester 1, 2019
Who
Mike Bird

 

The Gospel of Luke is an amazing story of Jesus with so many famous episodes like the “Nazareth Manifesto,” the parable of the prodigal son, the story of Zacchaeus, and the account of the two travellers on the road to Emmaus. Luke’s Gospel highlights the meaning of salvation, the compassion of Jesus for women, the poor, and outcasts, the purpose and plan of God, and clarifies the nature of discipleship. Student can expect to learn about God, Jesus, themselves, and their own part in the mission of God by taking this unit.

Content

Candidates are required to learn to employ interpretive methods of both biblical theology and modern contemporary scholarship. Candidates may not take any unit in which they repeat material completed in another unit.

  1. The theology and critical issues in modern study of the Gospel chosen, with the capacity to review and evaluate significant interpretive perspectives.
  2. Exegesis of the English text of Luke 14–24 (or a comparable block of chapters from a Synoptic Gospel).

 

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