Craig Blomberg is one of more than a dozen lecturers presenting Ridley Online. You can hear Craig’s story by watching the interview below, or check out Ridley Online where you can enrol in his subject Jesus and the Gospels.
Dr Craig Blomberg is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Colorado where he has been teaching since 1986. His academic work has tended to focus on the historical Jesus and the Gospels, but he has also written on a diverse range of issues including wealth and poverty, parables, eschatology, hermeneutics, and women in ministry.
He has authored or edited over 20 books, including The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, Interpreting the Parables, commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians and James, Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey. His most recent book is Can We Still Believe the Bible?
Craig’s clear thinking and warm teaching style will help you grow in your skills and confidence to further develop your New Testament studies. Study includes individual and interactive online learning activities to reflect on the significance of the Gospels in your own life and ministry.
Subject: Jesus and the Gospels
Transform the way you read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Be ready to ask questions like: Why did Jesus use the titles Son of Man and Son of God? Did the stories in the Gospels really happen in the order they are set out? How should we understand miracles? How can we account for inconsistencies between the different accounts? Through this unit, you will come to see the accounts of Jesus in the New Testament as theological documents grounded in unique historical, literary and biblical contexts. You will appreciate how the four Gospels have distinctive purposes and be equipped to move beyond using the Gospels simply to moralize, learning instead to interpret sophisticated literary features like parables with their structure and purpose in mind. Studying the Gospels and the scholarly debates surrounding them will help you to understand and apply the life and words of Jesus as the Gospel writers (and God) intended.