Details for Introduction to the New Testament
This course seeks to introduce the content of the books of the NT with a view to providing a basis for further reading and study. The primary focus will be on the message of each book within its particular historical-cultural setting, with some attention being given to its contribution to the theology of the NT as a whole. Selected critical issues will be dealt with on occasion.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: BIB103
- Credit points: 10
- Subject coordinator: Adam White
Awards offering Introduction to the New Testament
This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:
- Bachelor of Applied Social Science
- Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Theology
- Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Ministry
- Bachelor of Ministry
- Bachelor of Theology
- Define key elements of the historical, cultural, and literary backgrounds of the NT, with particular emphasis on Israel’s prior narrative which tradition provides their primary and authoritative interpretative framework;
- Outline the content of the canonical documents, Mark, Matthew and Luke-Acts, with particular emphasis on their main arguments/theses, key theological emphases, and relevant historical and cultural background;
- Outline the content of the canonical documents, John, & Romans to Revelation, with particular emphasis on their main arguments/theses, key theological emphases, and relevant historical and cultural background;
- Identify and discuss the various critical issues covered in class, such as provenance, unity, authorship, date, arising from the study of a given NT book.
- Introductory issues, Greco-Roman
- Jewish backgrounds, Jewish Literature, text, canon
- Introduction to the Gospel
- Mission and Message of Jesus.
- Matthew, Luke-Acts
- Intro to Paul, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1 Corinthians (I)
- 1-2 Corinthians
- Galatians, Romans
- Colossians, Ephesians, Philippians
- Philemon, The Pastoral Epistles
- Hebrews, James, 1-2 Peter, Jude, John (I)
- John (II), Epistles of John, Revelation
This course may be offered in the following formats
- Mid-Semester Exam (30%)
- End of Semester Exam (35%)
- Major Essay (35%)
- Luke Timothy Johnson, The Writings of the New Testament. An Interpretation, 3rd ed. (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 2010). NB: this edition is significantly changed. ISBN: 9780800663612.
N.T. Wright, The New Testament and the People of God (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1992). ISBN: 9780800626815.
Please consult your instructor before purchasing any textbooks.