Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Demonstrate understanding of important introductory matters (including major options/ alternatives) with respect to: authorship, date, audience, provenance, genre, and purpose.
- Demonstrate good exegetical methodology when applied to understanding Revelation.
- Compare and contrast the four main interpretive models (including their major strengths and weaknesses) used throughout Christian history for interpreting Revelation, and in light of this, demonstrate awareness of their own presuppositions regarding interpretation of Revelation.
- Describe John’s pastoral purposes for writing Revelation.
- Demonstrate understanding of the content and purpose of Revelation in light of its historical (social, political and cultural) and literary contexts, including the influence of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and issues in the Roman Empire—and specifically in Asia Minor—in the last third of the first century A.D.
- Exhibit compassion, humility and wisdom when encountering differences in perspective, apparent contradiction, ambiguity, and uncertainty in exegetical work of others, or in the biblical text.
- Develop an appreciation for how Revelation has affected/influenced/inspired Christian hymnody, music, and art.
- Appropriate Revelation as a resource for spiritual growth and to shape specific ministry responses in contemporary Christian life.
This course is an exegetical study of the book of Revelation with attention to historical, social, literary, and cultural contexts, including critical issues and the letter’s continuing theological significance. Several interpretative models will be explored.
B3025 Grasping God’s Word will give you the right foundation to get the most out of this course. If you are enrolled in a program, it is a required prerequisite. However, if you have equivalent life experience or other course work and would like to take the course, contact the academic dean.
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