New Testament Overview
This subject introduces us to some of the most significant tools for reading, interpreting and responding to select highlights of the New Testament, with particular exploration of the gospel of Mark, John’s Gospel, Acts, Romans, Corinthians, Hebrews and Revelation.
||One semester, 12 credit points
In this subject you will:
- learn to articulate clearly the nature of certain New Testament passages, especially those from Mark and Acts
- better appreciate the four Gospels as distinct works by careful theologians with differing ministry goals
- develop your understanding and use of the description of the early church in Acts
- come to appreciate the distinctives of New Testament letters and appropriate ways to interpret and respond to them
- become more familiar with key issues of the historical, literary and theological dimensions of New Testament texts
- grow in foundational skills of New Testament exegesis
- be equipped and encouraged to keep reflecting on and responding to the New Testament in your own life and ministry contexts
In this subject, you can expect to work through a variety of weekly learning activities which are designed to develop your understanding of and skills in the themes and passages covered by the syllabus. Allow 8-10 hours of study time per week for this introductory subject.