Note regarding OT 323 and OT 311: please see OT Note below.
Course descriptions of new courses (NT 471/771, OT 631 and PTM 312): please see Course Descriptions below.
Textbook information: the WTS Bookstore lists required textbooks for each course on its Textbooks for Summer/Fall webpage as soon as the professor makes this list available. Current status of the bookstore's online list: the list is for the 2009-2010 academic year and intended as a guide only. When the list is finalized for Fall 2010, the status will be updated. Inquiries about the status of a particular course's required textbook list should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First day of classes: Sept. 9, 2010
Last day of classes: Dec. 3, 2010
Updated as of September 16th,2010
Updated as of September 16th,2010
The Old Testament department has switched the order it offers OT 311 (Prophetical Books) and OT 323 (Poetry and Wisdom) for the 2010-2011 academic year only: OT 323, which is usually taught in the Spring semester (2011), will be moved forward to the Fall semester (2010), while OT 311 will be moved back from the Fall to the Spring semester. This switch was made to accommodate Professor Green’s sabbatical leave, scheduled for Spring semester 2011. If you expect to complete your degree requirements by the end of Fall 2010 in order to graduate in May 2011 and this switch presents difficulties in your course schedule, please contact Professor Green.
Course Descriptions of new courses:
NT 471/771 1 Peter
• To interpret Peter in its original, redemptive-historical, and canonical context
• To read (and understand) the Greek of 1 Peter
• To apply Peter's ecclesiological and ethical concernss to contemporary issues
Topics covered include prolegomena, eschatology and redemptive-history, ecclesiology and ethics, the nature of Christian suffering, and the relationship between 1 Peter, the Gospels, and Paul. Prerequisite: NT 013 or equivalent.
NT 641/941 New Testament Use of the Old Testament (NT 941 was formerly entitled Hermeneutics in the New Testament Period)
• To examine the apostolic use of the Old Testament in its first century hermeneutical context
• To enable students to discern whether, and in what respects, this apostolic usage may be regarded as determinative for exegesis today
This course will examine New Testament use of the Old Testament in the light of its Old Testament context, the New Testament context and its environment. Area seminar for Ph.D. students specializing in Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation; others admitted only by special permission of the instructor. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite for NT 641: NT 013 or equivalent. OT 013 or equivalent recommended but not required.
OT 631 The Book of Isaiah
• To engage in a grammatical-historical reading of the book of Isaiah
• To explore its structure, themes, and theology
• To develop a distinctly Christian interpretation of this book
Topics covered include a study of the history of the critical approaches to Isaiah, the structure and content of the book, motifs in the prophecy, and an orientation to Old Testament prophetic literature. Special attention will be given to the issue of the book’s unity and its role in redemptive history. Prerequisites: NT 013 or equivalent, OT 013 or equivalent, NT 123.
PTM 312 Preparation for Cross-Cultural Ministry
• To assist students in clarifying their calling to cross-cultural ministry
• To help students assess their abilities and capacities to minister cross-culturally
• To walk the students through the life cycle of cross-culturally ministry
Topics covered include understanding ones strengthens and weaknesses for cross-cultural living; culture shock; choosing a mission board; fund raising; team ministry; the family and oversea living; 3rd cultural kids; returning home; characteristic of a cross-cultural ministry
(PTM 171 is a prerequisite – may be taken with PTM 171)