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BN9796B - Narrative Study of the Gospel of Mark

  • Unit Code & NameBN9796B A Narrative Study of the Gospel of Mark
  • Description

    This unit offers the opportunity to study various narrative approaches to Mark's Gospel. Students will explore the literary conventions and devices used by Mark, including characterization, dialogue and the use of irony. The unit examines reader-response methods, structuralist and post-structuralist readings and ideological approaches to the text.

  • FieldB - Biblical Studies
  • DisciplineBN - New Testament
  • Unit Points24
  • LevelPostgraduate Elective
  • Semester1, 2021
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • Lecturer(s) Reverend Dr Arseny Ermakov
  • Prerequisites

    24 points of BN at level 8 or equivalent

  • Learning Activities

    Lectures, group work, online forums, videos *This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.

  • Assessments

    One 7,000 word research essay - 100%

  • Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to: 1. Display evidence of research skills in the area of narrative criticism. 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the major narrative devices employed in Mark. 3. Assess the debate concerning Markan genre 4. Articulate a range of reading strategies in relation to Mark's gospel. 5. Critically evaluate the hermeneutical foundations of relevant approaches to gospel studies within literary critical theory. 6. Demonstrate the effective use of literary critical tools in the exegesis of specific Markan texts in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner.