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DR 301G / DR 351G

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A D Clarke

Pre-requisite(s): Divinity students in programme year 3 or above. Other students, with the permission of the course coordinator.

Note(s): This course will be available as DR 351G in 2012/13.

The two-part work called Luke-Acts amounts to more than one quarter of the New Testament, and describes both the ministry of Jesus and the subsequent ministry of the early apostles (especially Peter and Paul) and early spread of the Christian church across the Mediterranean world. This composite has been the subject of much scholarly debate, especially regarding issues of historicity and historiography. The course will explore issues of historical, literary and theological interpretation, in recent contemporary debate and in the history of scholarship, and will make critical comparisons with other ancient texts.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%), consisting of one essay of 2,500 words.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%), provided each element of assessment is CAS 6 or above. New coursework can be submitted.