Lukan Literature

This postgraduate unit  studies the two volume work Luke-Acts which encompasses a Gospel and an early Christian theological history.  It covers the historical, religious and social context of Christianity in the late first century CE; the literary structure and various literary sub-forms used in Luke-Acts, and the theological themes developed within these books.

Study Level



Biblical Studies

Credit Points



9 credit points in Biblical Studies.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. account at an advanced level for the complex historical, religious and social background of Luke-Acts
  2. explain the various literary forms used in the construction of Luke-Acts
  3. interpret the theological themes of Luke-Acts
  4. exegete select passages from the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles using appropriate methodologies
  5. construct liturgies, homilies or biblical discussion group materials on Luke-Acts
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