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New Testament Introduction

Code: BN2002L
Points: 18
Study mode: Face to face | Online | Blended

This unit is an introduction to the diverse writings of the New Testament. Students will become familiar with the content and themes of the New Testament by reading it in its entirety.  Moreover, they will engage with the texts in their original historical, literary, social, religious and theological contexts. The unit introduces issues in interpretation, including literary genre, the relationship between form and function, and methods of study. It further introduces the formation of the New Testament canon and the textual history of the New Testament.

Discipline: New Testament

Study level: Undergraduate Level 2 (Can also be studied at Level 1)


  • Level 2: At least 18 points in the field of Biblical Studies
  • Level 1: None

Prohibited combinations


Further information

  • Refer to the current Student handbook for required texts.
  • Learning outcomes, assessment details and recommended texts are provided before the scheduled unit start date.

Dr Stephen Hultgren