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.
Further unit of study information
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2000wd Research essay (40%), 1xTutorial presentation and 1000wd paper (25%), 1x1.5hr exam (equivalent to 1500wds) (35%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
12 Junior credit points including at least 6 from (BBCL1001 or BBCL1002 or HBRW1111 or HBRW1112 or HBRW2631 or HBRW2632) and 6 from any of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, History, English, Studies in Religion or Arabic Studies.
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.