Full course description
A study of the materials available for studying the life and teachings of Jesus, the transmission of the gospel traditions in the early church, the teachings of Jesus, the main events in Jesus’ life, and a study of Acts to Revelation in the framework of the history of the early church.
Course Learning Goals
1. Recognize and retell the history, or “story,” behind the New Testament’s formation, canonization, and transmission.
2. Identify and assess the historical factors that impact the interpretation of the various books of the New Testament.
3. Identify the distinct literary genres, structures, and idioms in the various books of the New Testament.
4. Assess the impact of various literary features on the interpretation of the books of the New Testament.
5. Identify major theological motifs in the 27 books of the New Testament.
6. Assess the relationship of those theological motifs to the historical circumstances of the NT book and their impact on interpretation.
7. Design brief exegetical analyses and summaries of select books of the New Testament.
8. Reflect on the prescribed response to the overarching message of the New Testament
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