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Level 6 – DT3050-02

New Testament Theology: Texts in English

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Academic Direction
University of London
Also part of
BD Divinity
Modes of Study

This course builds on the introductory course, Reading the New Testament to focus on New Testament theology.

The course enables students to explore three key areas of New Testament theological thought: Christology, soteriology, and eschatology.

As students engage with the Gospels, the Pauline writings, the letter to the Hebrews and the Book of Revelation, they will gain an appreciation of the university and diversity that characterises New Testament theology. They will develop skills in interpreting New Testament texts in terms of their theological content, while remaining sensitive to the historical, social and cultural context of the texts. 

Prerequisite: In order to take this course, you must already have passed the course Reading the New Testament at Level 4.

Topics covered

  • Christology
  • The Synoptic Christologies
  • Pauline Christology
  • Christology: John's Gospel
  • Christology: Hebrews 
  • Soteriology (Mainly Pauline)
  • Soteriology: The Death of Jesus
  • Soteriology: Justification by Faith
  • Soteriology: Participation in Christ
  • Eschatology
  • Eschatology: The Synoptic Gospels
  • Eschatology: Paul
  • Eschatology: Book of Revelation


Forum participation (5%); a two thousand-word essay (45%) and a 1.5-hour unseen written examination (50%).