Introduction to the New Testament

The unit Introduction to the New Testament introduces students to the critical study of the New Testament, its literary forms, historical and cultural contexts, and theological themes. It provides a solid 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





B7101 Introduction to Biblical Studies; B8150 Introduction to the New Testament

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Present clear statements of the major contents of the books of the New Testament,
  2. Identify the main historical, social, and cultural factors that provided the context of the composition of the New Testament,
  3. Engage critically with significant introductory secondary literature in the study of the New Testament,
  4. Utilise basic skills in performing historical-critical exegesis of New Testament texts,
  5. Apply insights from their study to Christian life and ministry within their particular context.
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