The New Testament as Literature (BBCL2610)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study provides an overview of the New Testament as a literary and theological work, seeking to understand both the early Christian 'story' and the various modes in which it was retold and applied in the first century CE. Students explore the various genres of NT literature, including 'gospel', epistolary forms, parable and apocalyptic. Particular attention is paid to reader-response criticism of the Gospels and intertextuality in the NT epistles. Documents will be read in English translation.

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Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x2000wd research essay (40%), 1xtutorial presentation and 1000wd paper (25%), 1x1.5hr exam (equivalent to 1500wds) (35%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

BBCL1001 or BBCL1002 or RLST2624 or MGRK2675 or MGRK2676

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