Upon successful completion of the unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Identify and describe the key features of facilitating an interactive Bible study.
- Give a plausible account of the broader social, political and religious context of the Gospel of Luke.
- Demonstrate the application of appropriate exegetical skills by interpreting three central passages from Luke’s gospel.
- Outline the narrative flow of the Gospel of Luke.
- One 750 word exegetical exercise (25%)
- One 750 word bible study presentation (25%)
- One 1,500 word thematic essay (50%)
Set texts recommended for purchase are highlighted in blue
- Bailey, Kenneth E. Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels. London: SPCK, 2008.
- Byrne, Brendan. The Hospitality of God: A Reading of Luke’s Gospel. Strathfield: St Paul’s Publications, 2000.
- Edwards, James R. Luke. Pillar New Testament Commentaries. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.
- Fee, Gordon, and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. 3rd edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.
- Grassi, Joseph. Peace on Earth: Roots and Practices from Luke’s Gospel. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2004.
- Green, Joel B. The Theology of the Gospel of Luke. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
- Karris, Robert J. Eating Your Way Through Luke’s Gospel. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2006.
- Korb, Scott. Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine. New York: Riverhead, 2010.
- Levine, Amy-Jill. A Feminist Companion to Luke. London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.
- Lieu, Judith. The Gospel of Luke. Epworth Commentary. London: Epworth Press, 2012.
- Marshall, Chris. The Little Book of Biblical Justice: A Fresh Approach to the Bible’s Teachings on Justice. Pennsylvania: Good Books, 2005.
- Snodgrass, Klyne. Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.