Introduction to the New Testament

This course unit introduces students to the critical study of the New Testament, its literary forms, historical and cultural contexts and theological themes. It provides a foundation for further biblical and theological study. The unit looks at the outline of the books of the New Testament, and the historical, cultural, political and religious contexts of the New Testament materials. It explores the key methodologies of Biblical interpretation and key New Testament themes. Students develop skills in exegesis and writing an exegetical essay.

Study Level



Biblical Studies

Credit Points



Excludes B5010 Introduction to Biblical Studies

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a working knowledge of the contents of the New Testament
  2. display a general understanding of the historical, social and cultural context of the New Testament
  3. demonstrate basic exegetical skills in critical interpretation of New Testament texts
  4. access significant secondary literature
  5. apply the fruits of New Testament studies to a range of life and ministry situations.
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