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DI4631   The Gospel of Mark: Greek 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 DI4630 at 3-5 Monday DI4631 (Greek) will meet for an additional hour separately at 10-11 Friday

This module aims to help the student develop a range of skills necessary to exegete the Greek text of the New Testament with greater confidence, using the Gospel of Mark as a case study. The module explores: (1) relevant background issues (e.g., authorship, provenance, and purpose), (2) the Markan narrative in its literary and theological context, (3) textual issues that foster a more advanced facility with the Greek language and a better understanding of Greek texts, (4) interpretive issues important or disputed within contemporary scholarship, and (5) 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 2-hour lecture and 1 x 1-hour seminar.

Assessment pattern

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

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


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