Course Number: NT508
Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado
Correct theology is inseparable from correct living. The New Testament epistles reinforce this concept as they demonstrate both the why and how of kingdom living. This course surveys the New Testament epistles and the book of Revelation, examining both the introductory issues and the basic content of each book. Students will wrestle with significant and challenging passages by exploring the major issues and then interacting with specific passages through inductive Bible study. The goal of the course is to gain an increased commitment to and capacity for applying these portions of God’s Word to the world and Christian living today.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Know the contents of the biblical books studied, including the ability to identify the texts’ outlines, chronology of events, major teachings, sequence of topics, and theologically significant chapters.
- Summarize the most important items of historical background for each book.
- Be acquainted with the major critical views concerning introductory questions.
- Appreciate the complexities of the more exegetically and theologically controversial passages.