Undergraduate Course: New Testament Texts (BIST10012)
|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||Detailed study of selected passages from the New Testament writings.
This course analyses selected passages from the New Testament in some depth, paying attention to matters of historical, literary and theological interest.
The syllabus for this course will vary from year. One possible topic might be the Acts of the Apostles. We will look through the book, taking a few chapters each week, and looking at exegetical issues. What is the author trying to convey to his ancient audience? How would the work have been heard in a late first century/early second century Roman setting?
Student Learning Experience Information:
The course will be taught as a two-hour weekly seminar. The first seminar will feature a lengthy presentation from the class lecturer; after this, students will take turns to introduce subsequent classes with a short presentation (no more than 10 mins), followed by class discussion (guided by the lecturer). Students will show that they have achieved the intended learning outcomes through their presentations and class comments, their essays, and the final exam.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial 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)
30% 2500 word Essay
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Show an awareness of the seminal contributions to the theological and historical study of one or more key New Testament texts.
- Write an essay showing independent, critical analysis of one or more New Testament texts.
- Demonstrate an ability to express independent critical assessment of the views of other scholars who have worked with the same texts.
- Show an awareness of the gendered and rhetorical nature of ancient texts.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- Ability to gather, evaluate and synthesise different types of information
- Analytical ability and the capacity to formulate questions and solve problems
- Writing skills, including clear expression and citing relevant evidence
- Ability to engage critically with the meaning of documents and recognise that meanings may be multiple
|Course organiser||Prof Paul Foster
Tel: (0131 6)50 8917
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227