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DI3712   Reading in the New Testament

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: Lecture: 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm Mon, Seminar: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Fri (Classes held in Weeks 7 - 11 essay submitted Week 12)

Reading the New Testament is an integrative discipline that brings together textual evaluation, historical perspective, literary sensitivity, and theological analysis. Building on the work done in Reading the Old Testament, this module is designed to develop further the analytical skills needed to read the NT in its original historical, literary, and theological contexts. To that end, the student will be introduced to the sub-disciplines of textual criticism, lexicography, translation theory, tradition-history, discourse analysis, and synoptic criticism. As an exercise in applied hermeneutics, the approach throughout is practical, in which the student will be learning the various methods by practicing them. The purpose of the module is to prepare the students to begin their own reading of the New Testament throughout their Honours programme.

Relationship to other modules

Co-requisite(s): You must also take DI3711

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1-hour lecture and 1 x 2-hour seminar (x 5 weeks).

Scheduled learning hours: 15

Guided independent study hours: 135

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr E E Shively
Module teaching staff: Dr E Shively