New Testament Greek Texts (Acts)

MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
COURSE UNIT 420

UNIT DESCRIPTION

Acts will be studied. Introductory questions such as sources, genre, readers and theme(s) are discussed. The emphasis of the unit is on matters of historical and theological interest and difficulty. Comparison is made with related texts inside and outside the canon of the NT. The unit deals with the original purpose(s) of the book and its relevance for today. Throughout the unit the Greek text is used and relevant passages are translated and analysed. Class tests may be used in preparation for the exam.

Aims

To study the New Testament book of Acts with attention to exegesis, history and theology

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

CATEGORY OF OUTCOMEBY THE END OF THIS UNIT STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
Knowledge and understanding
  • recall the main elements of the grammar of NT Greek
  • critically discuss the aim, contents, historicity and theology of the chosen book
Intellectual skills
  • read the New Testament in Greek with help of scholarly resources
  • critically reflect on the meaning and application of the book for today’s church
Practical and transferable skills; personal qualities
  • interpret the text of the New Testament independently but with help of a dictionary
  • analyse and apply primary and secondary sources of information
  • select, prepare and organise material effectively to produce a coherent written assignment

Assessment:

ASSESSMENT TASK:LENGTH:WEIGHTING WITHIN UNIT
Formative:
  • Seminar presentation
  • Participation in the seminars

c. 45 minutes

n/a
n/a
Summative:
  • An essay
  • An unseen written examination

3000 words
2 hours

50%
50%
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New Testament Greek Texts (Acts)

MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
Course Unit 420

Credits:

30

Level:

7

Hours of Learning:

300

Tutor:

Dr Pieter J. Lalleman or Dr Stephen I. Wright

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