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DI4630   The Gospel of Mark: English Text

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: Joint Seminar with DI4631 at 3-5 Monday DI4630 (English) will meet for an additional hour separately at 9-10 Friday

This module aims to help students develop skills in the interpretation of the Gospel of Mark, giving particular attention to the appreciation of the text's literary and theological contribution to the New Testament. This module focuses primarily on the narrative interpretation of the text, while also giving attention to its key historical and social features. The module explores: (1) relevant background issues (e.g., authorship, provenance, and purpose), (2) selected textual and interpretive issues that are important or disputed within contemporary scholarship, (3) hermeneutical issues related to reading an ancient text in today's world.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass DI1006 and pass DI3712

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1-hour lecture and 1 x 2-hour seminar.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr E Shively

Additional information from school

Please note the School is offering DI4630 in Semester 1 in Session 2019-2020.