Details for The Book of Revelation

The Book of Revelation (or the Apocalypse as it is often called, from its opening word in Greek) is by common consent one of the most difficult of all the books of the Christian Bible. Nevertheless, attention to its historical context, social and religious milieu, and literary genre will bring considerable light on its form, content, and function.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BIB565
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: U-Wen Low

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites or co-requisites:

Awards offering The Book of Revelation

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Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This unit provides an investigation of the Book of Revelation, including critical issues, interaction with contemporary interpretations and a chapter-by-chapter exegetical study, providing a balanced assessment and appreciation of the book.

Outcomes

  1. Critique the issues and contents pertaining to the formation and features of ‘apocalyptic’ literature;
  2. Evaluate the traditions and texts contributing to the book of Revelation;
  3. Assess the primary text of the book of Revelation in order to understand the prophetic narrative and the use of rhetoric strategy;
  4. Discuss the importance and significance of the book of Revelation to Christian life and ministry today.

Subject Content

  • Introduction and overview to the Book of Revelation
  • Defining a reading strategy
  • Literary context
  • Historical context
  • Revelation and prophecy today
  • The structure of Revelation
  • The ‘messages’ to the seven churches
  • Encountering a Trinitarian perspective

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Creative Project (30%)
  • Exegetical Essay (50%)
  • Forum Posts (20%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided