New Testament: Synoptic Gospels and Johannine tradition (wykład) - 2019/2020

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr hab. Krzysztof Mielcarek prof. KUL
Organising unit:Faculty of Theology - Instytut Nauk Teologicznych
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
Language of instruction:Język polski
Course objective
C1 General introduction of students to the environment and historical background of the IVth Gospel.
C2 To acquaint students with the main literary and theological issues of the Fourth Gospel.
C3 General introduction of students to the environment and historical background of the Johannine Letters.
C4: To acquaint students with the apocalyptic literary genre. Presenting the most important facts about historical background and theological threads of the Book of Revelation of Saint John.
Prerequisites
W1: General knowledge of the content of Corpus Ioanneum (John, 1-3 J, Rev).
W2: A general orientation in geography of Palestine and main Jewish feasts of biblical times.
Learning outcomes
KNOWLEDGE
a) Student knows the main facts involved in social-religious background of the Fourth Gospel.
b) Student knows key theories about the formation of the Fourth Gospel.
c) Student has been acquainted with the fundamental data about IV Gospel: the author, addressees, its genesis, literary style, theological themes etc.

SKILLS
a) Student is able to analyse Gospel’s texts employing principles of historical-critical method.
b) Student is capable to explain the specific character of Johannine texts.
c) Student can indicate a proper sense of the Fourth Gospel’s message, i.e. its theology and its particular pericopes.

SOCIAL COMPETENCE
a) Student is aware and appreciates the value of the Fourth Gospel for the Christian heritage.
b) Students can correctly pass a proper way of interpretation of the Gospel texts to both believers and unbelievers and they are able to argue on the credibility of the Gospel.
c) Students develop an attitude of attentive reading of the Gospel texts and are able to discover their proper meaning and to apply them in their lives.
Teaching method
Presentation in the form of lecture, seminar and a group-text-analysis combined with a discussion.
Course content description
Corpus Ioanneum
1. The Apostle John
2. Church Tradition
3. Johannine Writings
4. The Church of John
5. The School of John
The Gospel according to John
1. Content
2. Author
3. Literary issues
4. Historical background
5. Tematy teologiczne
The Letters of Saint John
1. The First Letter
2. The Second and Third Letter
The Book of Revelation
1. Content
2. Author
3. Literary issues
4. Historical background
5. Theological themes
Forms of assessment
Unsatisfactory –
a) (K) Student has no knowledge of the most important facts about social and religious background of the Fourth Gospel. He/she does not know important literary and theological issues about Corpus Ioanneum.
b) (S) Student is not able to critically assess the biblical texts, nor he/she is able to characterise particular books of Corpus Ioanneum.
c) (C) Student has no interest nor respect toward the Johannine tradition.

Satisfactory –
a) (K) Student has some knowledge of the most important facts about social and religious background of the Fourth Gospel. He/she knows few important literary and theological issues about Corpus Ioanneum.
b) (S) Student is poorly able to critically assess the biblical texts and to characterise particular books of Corpus Ioanneum.
c) (C) Student shows some interest and respect toward the Johannine tradition.


Good –
a) (K) Student has knowledge of the most important facts about social and religious background of the Fourth Gospel. He/she knows important literary and theological issues about Corpus Ioanneum.
b) (S) Student is able to critically assess the biblical texts and to characterise particular books of Corpus Ioanneum.
c) (C) Student shows interest and respect toward the Johannine tradition.

Very good –
a) (K) Student has full knowledge of important facts about social and religious background of the Fourth Gospel. He/she knows most literary and theological issues about Corpus Ioanneum.
b) (S) Student is able to critically assess the biblical texts and to characterise properly particular books of Corpus Ioanneum.
c) (C) Student shows deep interest and respect toward the Johannine tradition and is able to pass it on to others.
Required reading list
Basic Literature
1. S. Mędala, Tradycja św. Jana, w: Wstęp do Nowego Testamentu, Poznań: Pallotinum, 1994, s. 459-539.
2. Tenże, Ewangelia według św. Jana (NKB IV,1-2), Częstochowa: EP, 2010.
3. R. Brown, An Introduction to the New Testament, New York: Doubleday 1997.

Complementary literature:
1. A.G. Wright – R.E. Murphy – J.A. Fitzmyer , Historia Izraela, w: Katolicki Komentarz Biblijny, red. R.E. Brown – J.A. Fitzmyer – R.E. Murphy, red. wyd. polskiego W. Chrostowski, Warszawa 2001, 1930-1944 .
2. S.J.D. Cohen, M. Satlow, Dominacja rzymska, w: Starożytny Izrael, red. H. Shanks, Wyd. Vocatio, Warszawa 2007, 385-428.
3. Apokaliptyka, EK I, k. 753-755.
Field of study: Theology
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year III - Semester 6
Number of ECTS credits: 3
Form of assessment: Examination