A Synoptic Gospel
Open yourself up to the Synoptic Gospels. Explore the word of either the Gospel of Luke or the Gospel of Matthew. Examine them through social and historical contexts. Highlight the themes raised in stories of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.
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- 27 Jul 2020
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At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
- use a variety of appropriate resources to give an account of the religious and socio-historical context of the selected Gospel
- identify and describe key narrative themes and characteristics within the text
- identify the various reading commsubjecties represented in the text
- explain the way narrative themes convey the theological aims discernible in the text
- use the skills of historical-critical, narrative, and social-scientific critical exegesis to present a study of selected texts.
- A survey of the history of the first century Mediterranean world with an emphasis on the religious & social conditions informing the synoptic gospels
- A detailed study of either Matthew or Luke, drawing on historical, narrative, and/or social-scientific methodologies
- A study of the distinguishing stylistic and theological characteristics of the selected gospel
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
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Students may be required to buy headsets
This subject provides students with the opportunity for study of either the Gospel of Matthew or the Gospel of Luke. The subject will examine the social, religious and historical contexts, the literary genre and narrative construction of the Gospel and its theological interpretation of Jesus' life, death and resurrection.
- Exegetical exercise (30%)
- Essay (50%)
- Annotated Bibliography (20%)
The New Oxford Annotated Bible, 3rd ed.
Michael Coogan (Ed.)