Learning Outcomes

On completion of the unit, students will:

A. Know and understand:
1. The themes and purposes of 1 Corinthians, Colossians and Philippians
2. The English text of the selected books
3. The nature and basic methods of New Testament exegesis

B. In order to be able to ascertain the meaning of the text of the selected books, be able to:
1. Use sources such as biblical and theological dictionaries, commentaries and on-line resources
2. Recognise literary form and structure
3. Identify matters relating to authorship, date and purpose
4. Describe the historical, religious and socio-cultural background
5. Relate the text to the literary and canonical contexts 6. Comment on the meaning of significant words and phrases
7. Outline the contents and theology
8. Exegete the English text of passages from the selected books

C. And be in a position to:
1. Exegete the English text of the selected books for personal understanding and for use in ministry contexts



A survey of the following letters of the Pauline corpus— 

1. 1 Corinthians 


2. Colossians


3. Philippians

Passages for exegesis should be distributed among the three sections up to a maximum of 12 chapters, with at least six chapters from 1 Corinthians and two each from Colossians and Philippians. 

Course begins: 26 Feb 2018
Course ends: 15 June 2018
Registration deadline: 19 Feb 2018
Exam: TBC