The Book of Revelation

MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
COURSE UNIT 426

UNIT DESCRIPTION

The unit first considers biblical and extra-biblical apocalyptic literature which provides the background for a Christian understanding of resurrection and eternal life. It then examines the background, structure and theology of the Book of Revelation, keeping in view the contemporary relevance of its different interpretations. Issues relating to the future of creation as well as to more traditional questions concerning individual eschatology are also discussed.

Aims

To enable students to form their own understanding of the Book of Revelation and to explore a range of biblical perspectives on the future.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

CATEGORY OF OUTCOMEBY THE END OF THIS UNIT STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
Knowledge and understanding
  • critically discuss the competing interpretations of Revelation
  • interpret the Book of Revelation with critical integrity demonstrating an awareness of its original setting
Intellectual skills
  • integrate insights from the disciplines of biblical exegesis and theology into their thinking about God’s future
Practical and transferable skills; personal qualities
  • select, prepare and organise material effectively to produce a coherent written assignment
  • develop independent thought and critical self-awareness about their values, beliefs and practices
  • communicate ideas orally and in writing

Assessment:

ASSESSMENT TASK:LENGTH:WEIGHTING WITHIN UNIT
Formative:
  • Seminar presentation

45 minutes

n/a
Summative:
  • A written reflection
  • An essay

1500 words
4500 words

20%
80%
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The Book of Revelation

MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
Course Unit 426

Credits:

30

Level:

7

Hours of Learning:

300

Tutor:

Dr Pieter J. Lalleman

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