7.2 New Testament
7.2.1 Masters Level...
7.2.2 Th.M./Ph.D. Level
Courses

7.2.1 Masters Level Courses


NT 011a, 012a, 013a New Testament Greek 1a, 2a and 3a 
Purpose:

  • To prepare students for further work in the New Testament by giving them a reading knowledge of Koiné Greek

The course is designed for beginners; no prior knowledge of Greek is assumed. The students will cover the basics of grammar and acquire a core vocabulary. During the last semester students will do recitations from the Greek New Testament and be introduced to the issues of syntax.
  The instructional sequence is as follows: summer term, four hours; fall and spring semesters, three hours. Students must begin course with the summer term (see Placement/Competency Exams: Greek and Hebrew).
  Auditing not permitted. Mr. Dudreck.

NT 011aa, 012aa, 013aa New Testament Greek 1aa, 2aa and 3aa
This course is identical in content with NT 011a, 012a, 013a.
The instructional sequence is as follows: fall semester, four hours; winter term, two hours; spring semester, four hours.
  Students must begin course with the fall semester (see Placement/Competency Exams: Greek and Hebrew).  
  Auditing not permitted. Mr. Szerlip, Mr. Giacobbe, and Mr. Scacewater.

NT 101  General Introduction to the New Testament I
Purpose:

To provide students with the historical and literary framework requisite for responsible New Testament interpretation.

Topics covered include introductory matters that apply to the New Testament as a whole, especially inscripturation, canon formation, textual transmission, and textual criticism. The general approach to these issues is historical, but with an underlying concern for the theological dimensions of each. 
Prerequisite, NT 011a or equivalent completed or in progress. 
(Prior to 2013-2014, combine with NT 103 as NT 111 Introduction to the New Testament, three hours.) Fall semester, two hours. Mr. Crowe.

NT 103  General Introduction to the New Testament II
Purpose:

  • To continue to provide students with the historical and literary framework requisite for responsible New Testament interpretation. 

Topics covered include some introductory matters that apply to the New Testament as a whole: historical background in Judaism and the Greco-Roman world, and especially how the Old Testament forms the most important background for the New.  Some attention will also be paid to linguistic background. The general approach to these issues is historical, but with an underlying concern for the theological dimensions of each. 
Prerequisite, NT 013a or equivalent completed or in progress and NT 101
(Prior to 2013-2014, combine with NT 103 as NT 111 Introduction to the New Testament, three hours.)
Spring semester, one hour. Mr. Dudreck.

NT 123  Biblical Hermeneutics: Old and New Testaments
Purpose:

  • To grow in skill in understanding, interpreting, and applying the Bible

Topics covered include prolegomena to biblical interpretation, principles and practice of biblical interpretation, and the question of hermeneutics in the historical-critical tradition. Prerequisites, OT 012 completed or in progress, NT 013 or equivalent completed or in progress, and NT 101 completed, and NT 103 completed or in progress.
  Spring semester, four hours. Mr. Poythress. 

NT 133  Biblical Theology II
For course description, see OT 131. Not available to M.Div. or M.A.R. students.
  Spring semester, three hours. Mr. Keene.

NT 143  New Testament for Ministry 
Purpose:

  • To understand better the content and theology of the New Testament, with particular focus on how the Gospels, Acts, Epistles, and Revelation are helpful sources in counseling and urban missions contexts.
  • To gain skill in moving from interpretation to application of New Testament texts.

Topics covered include NT ethics, the Kingdom of God, the life and ministry of Jesus, the early church community, and major themes of the Gospels, Acts, Epistles, and Revelation.
Not available to M.Div. or M.A.R. students. 
  Spring semester, three hours. Mr. Scacewater.


NT 211  New Testament Interpretation: The Gospels
Purpose:

  • To develop a framework of understanding for interpreting and applying the canonical Gospels
  • To familiarize students with the Gospels’ description of the earthly ministry and teaching of Jesus Christ, and to enable them to understand and apply the theology of the Gospels in ministry

Topics covered include a selective survey and critique of historical-critical investigation of the Gospels, questions of special introduction, an overview of the content and theology of Jesus’ actions and teaching, and an examination of the character and special emphases of each canonical Gospel. Prerequisites, NT 013 or equivalent, OT 013 or equivalent, NT 101, NT 103, and NT 123.
  Fall semester, four hours. Mr. Crowe.

NT 223  New Testament Interpretation: Acts and the Pauline Epistles
Purpose:

  • To deepen understanding of Acts and the letters of Paul

Topics covered include questions of special introduction, and basic themes in the theology of Acts and the letters of Paul. Prerequisites, NT 013 or equivalent, OT 013 or equivalent, NT 101, NT 103, and NT 123.
  Spring semester, four hours. Mr. Gaffin and Mr. Dudreck.

NT 311  New Testament Interpretation: General Epistles and Revelation
Purpose:

  • To introduce the particular character of Revelation and the General Epistles
  • To enable students to understand these books so that they can apply their teaching to their own lives and in their ministry

The course will deal with questions of special introduction, and will include the exegesis of selected passages in order to establish the structure and distinctive themes of these books. Prerequisites, NT 013 or equivalent, NT 101, NT 103, and NT 123.
  Fall semester, two hours. Mr. Poythress and Mr. Crowe.

NT 403 Theology and the Exegesis of the Gospel of John
  See NT 703. Prerequisite, NT 013 or equivalent.
  Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Crowe.

NT 412 The Gospel of Matthew
  See NT 712. Prerequisite, NT 013 or equivalent.
  Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Crowe.

NT 421  Parables and Miracles of Christ
  See NT 721. Fall semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Poythress.

NT 433  The Book of Revelation
  See NT 733. Prerequisite, NT 013, completed or in progress.
  Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Poythress.

NT 463  The Acts of the Apostles
   See NT 763. Prerequisite, NT 223.  
   Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Crowe.

NT 471  I Peter
   See NT 771. Prerequisite, NT 013 or equivalent.
  
Fall semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Keene.

NT 543 The Epistle of James
   See NT 843. Prerequisite, NT 123.
  
Fall semester, two hours. Mr. Keene.

NT 553  Miracles and Miraculous Gifts
  See NT 853. Prerequisite, NT 223, completed or in progress.
  Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Poythress.

NT 581  Theology of Hebrews
  See NT 881. Prerequisite, NT 123.
   Fall semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Tipton.

NT 612  New Testament Theology
  See NT 912. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite, NT 013 or equivalent.
  Fall semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Beale.

NT 641  New Testament Use of the Old Testament  (formerly Hermeneutics in the New Testament Period)
  See NT 941. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite NT 013 or equivalent; OT 013 or equivalent recommended.
  Fall semester, two hours. Mr. Beale.

NT 651  Theological Models and Exegesis
  See NT 951. Prerequisite, NT 123.
  Fall semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Mr. Poythress.

NT 662  Pauline Justification in Historical Theological Perspective
 
See NT 962. Limited enrollment.
  Winter Term, three hours. Mr. Moo.

NT 663  Issues in Pauline Theology
   See NT 963. Prerequisite, NT 123, completed or in progress.  
   Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2014-2015). Staff.