Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Outline the Old Testament background of the Spirit in the New Testament, with attention to the social and historical contexts of the relevant New Testament texts;
- Interpret selected passages in John’s Gospel, Acts, and Paul’s letters;
- Articulate key aspects of the relationship between the Spirit and the church in the New Testament; and
- Utilise interpretive tools to explore and explain a passage or theme concerning the Spirit and the church in the New Testament.
- Two short answer or multiple choice tests (in total equivalent to 500 words) (20%)
- Paper for presentation (1,250 word sermon, or equivalent) (40%)
- An exegetical exercise (1,250 words) (40%)
Set texts recommended for purchase are highlighted in blue
- Byrne, Brendan J. Galatians and Romans. Collegeville, MI: Liturgical Press, 2010.
- Burke, Trevor and Keith Warrington, eds. A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2014.
- Coloe, Mary L. Dwelling in the Household of God: Johannine Ecclesiology and Spirituality. Collegville, MI: Liturgical Press, 1989.
- Fee, Gordon D. Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1996.
- Keener, Craig. Gift and Giver. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2001.
- ————. The Spirit in the Gospels and Acts: Divine Purity and Power. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2010.
- Wright, Christopher J. H. Knowing the Holy Spirit through the Old Testament. Oxford, UK: Monarch, 2006.
- Wright, Tom. Acts for Everyone. London: SPCK, 2008.
- ————. John for Everyone. London: SPCK, 2002.