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New Testament Exegesis (THE621)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit builds core skills in the area of New Testament exegesis. A selected text or texts from the New Testament will be studied over the course of the semester. Students will gain in-depth and critical familiarity with both primary and secondary sources, knowledge of important features of historical background, and develop skills in applying biblical methodologies. Although knowledge of the original language of the New Testament--Koine Greek--is beneficial, it is not required for undertaking this unit.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit you should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the chosen biblical text
LO2 Critically evaluate key theoretical and methodological approaches in biblical exegesis
LO3 Display critical interpretative and close-reading skills for the analysis of the chosen biblical text
LO4 Demonstrate effective independent research and analytic skills in the area of biblical studies
LO5 Demonstrate effective communication skills.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 1 x 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Students learn through critical engagement with both primary texts and secondary sources. Interpretive insights of the biblical text and its background are refined through in-class discussion and participation in online forums. Skills in biblical exegesis are cultivated by looking at certain texts in detail using appropriate lexical and commentary aids.
Assessment The assessment comprises four components: A 3000 word exegetical essay worth 40%, 10 weekly forum posts worth 10%, an article review worth 20%, and a 2-hour final exam worth 30%.
Prerequisites THE507 New Testament and its World
Previously 2016: 'New Testament Exegesis: Paul'; 2015: 'New Testament Exegesis'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Graduate Diploma in Theology (GradDipTheol) [New in 2014]
Master of Divinity (MDiv) [New in 2014]
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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Unit Coordinator
THE621
Dr Robert Myles
Lecturer New Testament

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6625
e: R.Myles@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.048 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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