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Exploring the New Testament

Gerald Erwin Wheaton
Instructor: Gerald Erwin Wheaton
Code: NT501
Section: CA
Prerequisites:
Location: Charlotte, Digital Live
Schedule: Weekends: Sat 9:00am–3:15pm
Dates: Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 10

Course Description

The purpose of Exploring the New Testament is to deepen students’ knowledge of the context, content, and theology of the New Testament and so to prepare them for subsequent coursework in which they will delve into more focused study of individual New Testament books and learn skills for robust interpretation of God’s Word and appropriation of Scriptural teaching in ministry. Students will be introduced to aspects of the cultural backgrounds of the New Testament, the history of the earliest Church, and the essential teaching of the New Testament and its Biblical Theological framework. Substantial emphasis will also be given to learning how to do basic research on a New Testament book or topic. This will be done using electronic resources.


Learning Outcome

The primary goal of this course is to ground students more deeply in the New Testament for future study and ministry of the Word of God in whatever capacity they are called. Students will acquire essential knowledge of the content, context, and theology of the New Testament.


Selected Reading List

Required (For-Credit)

  1. CJH Wright, The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission (Zondervan, 2010) ISBN-10: 0310291127
  2. Anthony Thiselton, The Living Paul: An Introduction to the Apostle’s Life and Thought (IVP 2010) ISBN-10: 0830838813
  3. Efrain Agosto, Servant Leadership: Jesus and Paul (Chalice Press, 2005) ISBN-13: 978-0827234635

Recommended

  1. Constantine R. Campbell and Jonathan T. Pennington, Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture (Reading Christian Scripture): A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey (Baker Academic, 2020) ISBN: 978-1493427352
  2. N.T. Wright, After You Believe (HarperOne, 2012) ISBN-10: 0061730548 ISBN-13: 978-0061730542
  3. Carl G. Rasmussen, Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible (Zondervan, 2013) ISBN-10: 0310318572 ISBN-13: 978-0310318576, OR, Carl G. Rasmussen, Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (rev. ed.; Zondervan, 2010) ISBN-10: 0310270502; ISBN-13: 978-0310270508
  4. I. Howard Marshall, New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel (IVP, 2014)
  5. Joel Green and Lee Martin McDonald eds., The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts (Baker, 2013) ISBN-10: 0801039622 ISBN-13: 978-0801039621
  6. Barnett, Paul. Jesus & the Rise of Early Christianity: A History of New Testament Times. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1999.
  7. Timothy Keller, Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism (Penguin Books, 2016) ISBN-10: 0143108719

Apply by January 15th

Accepting applications for Spring 2021 degree programs through December 15, 2020. Applications for individual courses accepted through January 15, 2021.
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TUITION RATES (Spring 2021)

The following tuition rates are for new students enrolling (without a declared degree) in one of our online courses.

*Tuition rates for students enrolled in a declared degree program may vary by campus. See tuition & fees for more information.

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