This course is considered to be foundational for interpreting and applying the New Testament so that students may live as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ in the world. To that end, our goals are rather ambitious. Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Have read the entire New Testament
- Have an introductory knowledge of translation techniques, textual criticism, and lexical analysis.
- Know the literary genres of the New Testament and be able to read New Testament books according to their genres.
- Have an introductory knowledge of the historical context of the New Testament.
- Have an idea of the authorship, date, and provenance of each of the New Testament books.
- Be aware of the methods and tools for biblical study, and be able to use them critically.
- Recognize the interrelationship between the New Testament and the Old Testament.
- Have examined key themes in the New Testament as developed throughout the canon.
- Have practiced reading the Bible in community.
- Have practiced critiquing positions fairly and charitably.
- Have practiced developing theology from the New Testament.
- Have practiced thinking and communicating one’s thoughts clearly.
- Be able to enunciate the good news of Jesus
- In faith, will have been formed by the Spirit to love God and neighbour more faithfully than at the beginning of the course.
A bible in a non-paraphrase translation (e.g., NIV, ESV, NRSV, NASB, HCSB, NET, etc. are fine; the Message is not).
Other assigned readings will be available on Populi.
Always bring your Bible to class.
This survey of the New Testament literature places the New Testament within the cultural context of the first century: Greek, Roman, and Jewish. Attention will be given to the best ways to interpret these documents historically and theologically and how the literature of the New Testament can function in the spiritual formation of the church today.
B221 Acts of the Apostles (3)
B321 Johannine Literature (3)
B322 The Corinthian Letters (3)
B323 The Captivity Epistles (3)
B324 The Pastoral Epistles (3)
B325 The General Epistles (3)
B327 Hebrews (3)
B421 Romans and Galatians (3)
B423 Revelation (3)
B426 Greek Exegesis (3)
- Lectures 16
- Quizzes 0
- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes
- Preparing to Study the New Testament
- Intro to the Gospel & Acts
- The Gospel According to Matthew & Mark
- The Gospel According to Matthew & Luke
- The Gospel of Luke & The Acts of the Apostles
- The Acts of the Apostles & The Gospel of John
- FEB 18 – NO CALL (READING BREAK)
- The Gospel of John, Orientation to Letter & Epistle: Galatians
- Epistles: Galatians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 Corinthians
- Epistles: 1 & 2 Corinthians, Romans
- Epistles: Romans, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, Philippians & 1 Timothy
- Epistles: 1& 2 Timothy, Titus, James, Hebrews
- ABC Summit – NO CLASS
- Epistles: Hebrews, 1 & 2 Peter, Jude, 1-3 John & Orientation to Apocalyptic
- Orientation to Apocalyptic & The Revelation of Jesus Christ to John
- Final Exam