New Testament Theology

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 1
COURSE UNIT 323

UNIT DESCRIPTION

Starting with brief orientations on the discipline of Biblical Theology and on the relationship between OT and NT, this unit reviews the major theological contributions within the NT (Matthew, Luke, John, Paul, Hebrews, Peter). Issues such as salvation history, unity and diversity, and NT ethics receive specific attention. The students are encouraged to think through the implications of the biblical texts for God’s people today and they will increase their skills in interpretation and application.

Optional for all pathways.

Aims

To discuss some of the theological highlights of the New Testament (NT), focussing on books not featured in units at levels 4 and 5. In addition to helping students to read the NT theologically, the unit aims to increase their skills in exegesis and application.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

CATEGORY OF OUTCOMEBY THE END OF THIS UNIT STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
Knowledge and understanding
  • discuss the main theological ideas of the NT
  • describe the contribution of the main books of the NT to its message
  • compare the perspective of different NT writers on key theological themes
  • articulate the relationship of the NT to the OT
Intellectual skills
  • offer in-depth exegesis of NT passages, relating texts to the contexts of the books in which they occur and of the NT as a whole
Practical and transferable skills; personal qualities
  • draw on their stufy of the NT to produce theologically intelligent Bible studies, sermons and other teaching material
  • demonstrate integrity in the use of a complex corpus of ancient texts to inform contemporary praxis

Assessment:

ASSESSMENT TASK:LENGTH:WEIGHTING WITHIN UNIT
Formative:
  • 323: An online test
  • 8323: An applied project

 

10 questions

2000 words


n/a

n/a

Summative:
  • 323: An essay and

an applied project

  • 8323: A summative essay

and a learning journal

1500 wrods

2000 words

2000 words

50%

50%

100%
pass / fail

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New Testament Theology

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 1
Course Unit 323

Credits:

10

Level:

4

Hours of Learning:

100

Tutor:

Rev Simon Jones

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