MPhil NT A1: The Gospels and Acts
Prescribed Texts in Greek: Mark 1-16 and Luke 9-24. See below for essay titles and initial suggested reading for each essay topic. NB many articles and books are available electronically via SOLO.
Tutorial Classes will be held 11-1 on Fridays of Weeks 3, 5 and 7 in the Michaelmas Term.
Week 3: Mark and Matthew
(1) Did Mark’s Gospel fail or succeed?
(2) What Does Matthew’s Jesus want?
Week 5: Luke and Acts
(3) For Luke, who is ‘the Lord’ and why does he die?
(4) How closely linked is Luke’s Gospel with Acts?
Week 7: The Gospel of John
(5) “For John’s Gospel, God died that we might be made gods.” Discuss.
(6) Does the Fourth Gospel make sense without the Prologue (and/or 1 John)?