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 in Greek and Hebrew).
  Auditing not permitted. Staff.

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 in Greek and Hebrew).  
  Auditing not permitted. Staff.


NT 012b, 013b New Testament Greek 1b and 2b
For purpose and content see NT 011a, 012a, 013a, but note that, because previous formal study of at least six semester hours is presupposed, the material will be covered at an accelerated pace.
  Fall and spring semesters, three hours each. Students must begin course with the fall semester (see “Placement in
  Greek and Hebrew
). Auditing not permitted. Staff.

NT 013c  New Testament Greek c
Purpose:

  • To ensure that students with a good foundation in Greek are fully prepared for further work in the New Testament

The course emphasizes reading, vocabulary work, and syntactical analysis. It is prescribed for entering students who pass the placement exam (see “Placement in Greek and Hebrew) but show by their results in the test that they have need of additional instruction.
  Fall semester, two hours. Auditing not permitted. Staff.

NT 111  General Introduction to the New Testament
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: historical and linguistic background, inscripturation and canon formation, textual transmission and 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.
  Fall semester, three hours. Mr. Crowe.

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 013 completed or in progress, NT 013 or equivalent completed or in progress, and NT 111.
  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. Staff.

NT 143  New Testament for Ministry
Purpose:

  • To understand better the content and theology of the Gospels, with particular focus on how the Gospels are helpful sources in counseling and urban missions contexts.
  • To understand better the content and theology of Paul’s letters, with particular focus on how NT epistles are helpful sources in counseling and urban missions contexts.
  • To equip the student with a working knowledge of some main themes and prominent teachings of the NT, particularly as they relate to the needs of the M.A. program.

Topics covered include major themes of the Gospels and Epistles, the Kingdom of God, the life and ministry of Jesus, the early church community, and NT ethics. In addition, some other portions of the NT will be canvassed with particular interest in how they relate to counseling and urban mission contexts. Not available to M.Div. or M.A.R. students.
  Spring semester, three hours. Staff.

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 111 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 111 and NT 123.
  Spring semester, four hours. Mr. Beale.

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 111 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 211.
  Spring Semester, two hours. (Not given in 2011-2012.) Mr. Crowe.

NT 412 The Gospel of Matthew
  See NT 712. Prerequisite, NT 013, completed or in progress and NT 211.
  Spring semester, two hours. Mr. Crowe.

NT 421 Parables and Miracles of Christ
  See NT 721. Fall semester, two hours. (Not given in 2011-2012.) 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 2011-2012.) Mr. Poythress.

NT 553 Miracles and Miraculous Gifts
  See NT 853. Prerequisite, NT 223, completed or in progress.
  Spring semester, two hours. (Not given in 2011-2012.) Mr. Poythress.

NT 581 Theology of Hebrews
  See NT 881. Prerequisite, NT 123. Fall semester, two hours. (Not given in 2011-2012.) Mr. Tipton.

NT 612 New Testament Theology
  See NT 912. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite, NT 013 or equivalent.
  Fall semester, two hours. (Not given in 2011-2012.) 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.  (Not given in 2011-2012). Mr. Beale.

NT 651 Theological Models and Exegesis
  See NT 951. Prerequisite, NT 123.
  Fall semester, two hours. (Not given in 2011-2012.) Mr. Poythress.