Pauline Literature and Theology

The unit Pauline Theology and Literature aims to build on the basic knowledge and skills of the foundational Biblical Studies unit, focusing on New Testament literature associated with Paul, with special attention to their literary forms, theological content and historical, cultural and religious setting.

Study Level



Biblical Studies

Credit Points



9 credit points of Level 8100 B units


B7260 Pauline Literature

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Articulate a cohesive knowledge of the various social, cultural and pastoral contexts of each of Paul’s letters
  2. Provide a cogent understanding of the key Pauline theological concepts
  3. Evaluate critically a range of recent secondary literature resources related to the study of Pauline literature
  4. Produce a scholarly exercise in the exegesis of selected passages from the Pauline letters
  5. Apply a critical appreciation of Pauline literature to a range of life and ministry situations.
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