The intent of this course is to introduce you to the history, genre, theology, and fundamental message of the New Testament. The New Testament speaks to one central question: WHO IS JESUS? All other questions – what does this mean for my life, for the church, for the world, for eternity – all stem from this central question. Each New Testament book contributes to this great question in different, but complementary ways. As we consider the New Testament, we also must consider the historical context of the ancient world, its social dynamics, and even how to read it (a narrative works differently than a letter, for example). This course will give prominence to the redemptive-historical narrative of the Bible by stressing the connections between the New Testament and the Old Testament.
This course serves the following institutional learning objectives:
Mode: Digital Live
This weekly Digital Live course will be conducted fully online with a weekly schedule aligned with GCTS’ academic calendar. Students should plan to interact weekly with the material, with each other, and with the instructor through online classroom discussions, reading, and other assignments that promote active learning.