New Testament Theology (Romans)

MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
COURSE UNIT 425

UNIT DESCRIPTION

The unit offers an opportunity to study a major letter of Paul as a means of exploring significant elements of Pauline theology. The letter chosen is usually Romans. The main emphasis is on Paul’s developing theological argument, understood within the historical and pastoral context of his writing. Reference is made throughout the unit to key emphases in the past and present interpretation of Paul in the Church and academy.

Aims

To enable students to analyse a major Pauline letter and critically assess ways of interpreting its theology.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

CATEGORY OF OUTCOMEBY THE END OF THIS UNIT STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
Knowledge and understanding
  • give an account of the structure and major themes of the letter in the light of some major debates about its emphasis
  • demonstrate how one or more individual passages fit(s) into the logic of Paul’s argument as a whole
Intellectual skills
  • reflect critically on the implications of the letter’s themes for Christian theology
Practical and transferable skills; personal qualities
  • demonstrate developed exegetical skills through working on the text of the letter
  • demonstrate mature understanding of the contribution of linguistic, literary and historical dimensions to the theological appropriation of the Bible

Assessment:

ASSESSMENT TASK:LENGTH:WEIGHTING WITHIN UNIT
Formative:
  • Class presentation (may be on topic for essay)

30 minutes

n/a
Summative:
  • An essay

6000 words

100%
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New Testament Theology (Romans)

MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
Course Unit 425

Credits:

30

Level:

7

Hours of Learning:

300

Tutor:

Dr Stephen I. Wright

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