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.
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.
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.
Best for: Personal Enrichment
Participation: Auditors are restricted to non-participating member status in classes. In other words, auditors may not:
Credit/Grading: Auditors do not receive graduate credit nor a grade. Your Gordon-Conwell transcripts will note "AU" in place of a grade reflecting that you audited a course.
Best for: Students who desire structured feedback or anticipate enrolling in a future degree program.
Participation: Special Non-Degree Students are fully enrolled students expected to participate in all elements of a course as outlined in the course syllabus.
Credit/Grading: Your Gordon-Conwell transcript will reflect a letter grade, and course credit may be applied toward a future degree program. If you are new to graduate-level coursework and nervous about grading, you may elect to take the course for Pass/Fail. Rather than receive a grade, your transcript will only reflect whether or not you received a passing grade. Degree programs allow a limited number of pass/fail courses.