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Exploring the New Testament


Dr. Rollin Grams

Professor of Biblical Theology and Ethics

Code Section Course Title Professor Site Date/Time
NT 501 Exploring the New Testament R. Grams Online May 18 – August 24

Course Description

Introduction to the field of New Testament studies, highlighting central New Testament themes, issues, events, and persons.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Know the content of the NT—its main figures, events, and themes in the 27 NT documents.

  2. Appreciate and be able to articulate several key relationships of the NT to the OT.

  3. Understand the importance of background information and become familiar with resources that illuminate the geographical, historical, and cultural contexts of God’s revelation in the NT.

  4. Recognize literary features of the text when reading and studying Scripture, and be aware of the effect of readers’ presuppositions on their understanding of the text.

  5. Understand the basic arguments regarding introductory issues (authorship, audience, purpose, date, structure/argument) for the NT documents.

  6. Be able to describe the early Church’s mission, theological convictions, and moral practices.

  7. Reflect on the relevance of the NT for certain issues facing the Church today.

Summer Applications Are Now Closed

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