Survey of the Synoptic Gospels

The unit Survey of the Synoptic Gospels introduces students to the study of the Synoptic Gospels, their contents, socio-historical contexts, and theological themes. It further develops the knowledge and skills gained in previous units, and forms part of a Major in the Discipline of Biblical Studies.

Study Level



Biblical Studies

Credit Points



9 credit points of Biblical Studies units


B7252 Synoptic Gospels

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Summarise the main contents and socio-historical contexts of the Synoptic Gospels;
  2. Describe the literary forms used in the Synoptic Gospels and the theological themes they convey;
  3. Employ an accepted method in interpreting selected Synoptic Gospel texts;
  4. Engage with relevant secondary literature in the study of the Synoptic Gospels;
  5. Apply insights of the Synoptic Gospels to Christian life or ministry in a specific context.
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