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New Testament Introduction

Code: BN2002L | BN1002L
Points: 18
Face to face (live-streamed) | Online

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: 18 points in Field B—Biblical Studies
  • Level 1: None

Prohibited combinations

  • BS1002L The Bible Today B


Further information

  • Refer to the current Student handbook supplement: unit guide for required texts and scheduled lectures and tutorials.
  • Distance students are encouraged to participate in live-streamed lectures and tutorials.
  • This unit is normally taken at level 2 (BN2002L). Students who have not completed BA1001L Old Testament Introduction will study this unit at level 1 (BN1002L).

Dr Stephen Hultgren