Johannine Literature

The unit Johannine Literature builds upon the knowledge and skills learned in the pre-requisite units. It examines the historical context, literary forms, and theological content of the Gospel and Letters of John and their application to Christian life, ministry, and worship.

Study Level



Biblical Studies

Credit Points



9 credit points of Biblical Studies units


B9270 Unlocking John

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Assess how the historical, cultural, and religious background of the Johannine community influenced the development of the Johannine Literature
  2. Identify the major themes, emphases, and principal theological ideas of the Johannine Literature
  3. Exegete selected passages from the Johannine Literature
  4. Integrate significant secondary literature into the critical study of the Johannine Literature
  5. Apply insights from a critical study of the Johannine Literature to a range of life and ministry situations.
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