New Testament Greek and its World A (MGRK2675)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit explores, by means of language, the world, the ideas and the formation of the New Testament as the foundation book of Christian tradition. Language becomes the starting point for the structural analysis of the various books comprising the New Testament and for the close reading in their meaning. It also raises issues of translation and interpretation which were crucial for the establishment of major Christian doctrines and ethical values in different cultures. Finally, it offers a thorough examination of critical discussions about the continuing influences of the New Testament and investigates the discipline of New Testament studies in the beginning of the 21st century.

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Classes

1x1-hr lecture/week, 2x1-hr tutorials/week commencing week 2

Assessment

1x2000wd final essay (60%), 2xwritten assignments 1500wd total (20%), 1xclass presentation equivalent to 1000wd (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 junior credit points in any subject

Prohibitions

MGRK2525

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