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Nazarene Bible College

08/01/2014http://www.nbc.edu/schedule/campus-courses.php

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BIB3053 - Pauline Epistles

Course Description

An exegetical study focusing on the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the Pauline epistles in the New Testament. Prerequisites: Introduction to the New Testament and Biblical Interpretation.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  1. Exhibit an awareness of the political, social, geographic, and religious forces that had an impact on the spiritual and educational development of the Apostle Paul.
  2. Describe the political, social, geographic, and religious contexts of the epistles written by Paul.
  3. Discuss with an informed awareness the chronological and authorship issues concerning the Pauline epistles.
  4. Knowledgeably describe the structure, purpose, and timeless theological message of each of the Pauline epistles.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact the Apostle Paul had on the Early Church and the consequent Christian faith.
  6. Recognize commentaries and other works generally recommended for use when working with the Pauline epistles.

The following competencies as outlined in the Sourcebook on Ordination: United States of America Edition, 2006 to meet the educational requirements for Ordination within the Church of the Nazarene will be achieved by completing this course:

  • Ability to summarize the significant life events of Jesus and Paul. (CN-10)
  • Ability to identify the significant elements of the message of Jesus and Paul. (CN-11)
  • Ability to describe the impact of the historical background of the New Testament on the message of Jesus and Paul. (CN-12)

Course Prerequisites

Introduction to the New Testament and Biblical Interpretation.

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