New Testament Introduction

Thomas K. Dailey

May 20–24, 2019 (8:00a–12:30p each day)

New Testament Introduction (NTI) investigates the formation and content of the NT. Formational items are background features that impact the manner in which the authors lived, what they believed, and how they wrote. In effect, the class will assess how historical, cultural, religious, and linguistic features influence the composition of the NT. Content items refer to things like the NT authors’ uniform view that Jesus is the culmination of God’s work of redemption and OT promise. Again, the class will assess how such beliefs permeate the NT. By extension, the course will broach the topic of NT Theology (NTT) as a means to determine these major content items in the occasional documents of the NT.

The learning outcomes for this class are the following:
1) Students will investigate and summarize the impact of Jewish, Greek, and Roman contexts on the formation of NT.
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Students will analyze the four major genres found in the NT and how they influence how the NT should be read.
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Students will compare and contrast three editions of the Greek New Testament (GNT) in order to gain an awareness of textual criticism. (Knowledge of Greek is not required.)
4) 
Students will also construct an original presentation of NT Theology (NTT) based on Paul’s letter to Philemon.

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Course Requirements

Resident Section
  • 15% - Course Reading
  • 25% - Online Quizzes over Reading
  • 35% - Five Questions, Five Sentences (5 @ 5 sentences)
  • 25% - New Testament Theology Paper (1 @ 4 pages)
Online Section
  • 10% - Video Requirement
  • 10% - Course Reading
  • 25% - Online Quizzes over Reading
  • 30% - Five Questions, Five Sentences (5 @ 5 sentences)
  • 25% - New Testament Theology Paper (1 @ 4 pages)