Details for Reading the Synoptic Gospels
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: BIB550
- Credit points: 10
The following courses are prerequisites:
Awards offering Reading the Synoptic Gospels
This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Describe the distinctive symbolism, structure, style, theology and rhetoric of the New Testament gospels.
- Critique the contemporary debates concerning the origin, unity, ideology and ethics of the gospel narratives.
- Critically evaluate both the primary biblical materials and secondary literature from a range of perspectives.
- Explain the historical, geographical and social background of the gospels.
- Summarise the key theological themes of the gospel narratives.
Essay, Presentation, Exam
Bauckham, Richard. Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.
Bauckham, Richard. Jesus: A Very Short Introduction (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).
Brockmuhl, Marcus ed., The Cambridge Companion to Jesus (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002).
Dunn, James D. G. 2003. Jesus Remembered. Vol. 1. Christianity in the Making. Grand Rapids, Michigan: W.B. Eerdmans.
Evans, Craig A, N. T Wright, and Troy A Miller. 2009. Jesus, the Final Days: What Really Happened. Louisville Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press.
Habermas, Gary R, and Mike Licona. 2004. The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel.
Witherington, Ben. 1990. The Christology of Jesus. Minneapolis Minnesota: Fortress.
Witherington, Ben. 1994. Jesus the Sage: The Pilgrimage of Wisdom. Minneapolis Minnesota: Fortress.
Wright, N. T. 1993. Who Was Jesus? Grand Rapids Michigan: WB Eerdmans.