Survey of the New Testament

The unit Survey of the New Testament introduces students to the formal study of the New Testament, its contents, its historical and cultural contexts, and its theological themes. It provides a foundation for further biblical and theological study and forms part of a Major in the Discipline of Biblical Studies.

Study Level



Biblical Studies

Credit Points





B5101 Survey of Biblical Studies; and B7150 Introduction to the New Testament

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Summarise the main contents of the books of the New Testament
  2. State in general terms the main historical, social, and cultural factors that provided the context of the composition of the New Testament
  3. Engage with introductory secondary literature in the study of the New Testament
  4. Utilise basic skills in exegesis of New Testament texts
  5. Apply insights from their study to Christian life and ministry within a specific life or ministry context.
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