BE161 Introduction to New Testament

January 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Winter 2022: Distance Learning Asynchronous (course is done online, does not have a set time)
3-credit course: $1,120; auditing: $560; see for details

In this course, the student will study each of the books found within the New Testament and become familiar with a variety of details about the earliest followers of Christ and their cultural context. What is more, this course is designed to study each of the books of the New Testament in the chronological order in which they were written. As such, the course begins with a study of Paul and follows his missionary journeys through the Roman Empire as well as examines the central themes of his theology, his life, and his work. From there, the student will read through the Epistles of Peter, James, John, and Jude with special attention given to their theological contributions to the early church. The student will then contemplate the authorship and content of Hebrews and Revelation thereby gaining a number of important and necessary exegetical tools. Finally, the course ends where it all began by examining the Gospels and the life of Jesus. In addition, the student will learn about authorship, cultural context, and central themes found in each of the Gospels.