Undergraduate Course: The New Testament and Graeco-Roman Culture (BIST10046)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course situates the New Testament in its Graeco-Roman historical, political, literary, and cultural contexts and seeks to identify instances of influence and interaction.
This course situates the New Testament in its Graeco-Roman historical, political, literary, and cultural contexts and seeks to identify instances of influence and interaction. In any given year, there may be a particular set theme.
In any given term the syllabus may be organized around a set theme in the Graeco-Roman context of the New Testament, e.g., ethnicity, sacrifice, etc. Each week will focus on a set primary text accompanied by one or more secondary readings.
Student Learning Experience Information:
The course format is a mixture of lecture and seminar-style discussion on set primary and secondary readings, which will have been read in advance of the class.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students are particularly welcome to take this course. Ideally you should have already completed two university/College courses in Divinity or Religious studies prior to enrolment. If not, please contact the course manager.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||10% class participation;
30% essay (ca. 2,500 words);
60% degree examination. The exam will be in a 24-hour take-home format.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Critically approach the New Testament texts through interaction with ancient primary sources
- Interact with and apply the breadth of secondary literature in the discipline of biblical studies
- Render critical judgements on modern scholarship
- Provide a sophisticated account (in written form) of select pertinent issues in New Testament studies
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Matthew Novenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8942
|Course secretary||Mr Jamie Smith
Tel: (0131 6)50 8913