BIB3043 - General Epistles
An exegetical study focusing on the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the general epistles in the New Testament. Prerequisites: Introduction to the New Testament and Biblical Interpretation.
The following learning objectives will be achieved by this course:
- To seek to understand the Christian message in its first environment through exegetical analysis of the historical, cultural, literary, and theological issues in the texts.
- To establish the principles of the Christian message which were being taught in these texts and interpret their significance for today.
- To trace the tensions within, and the problems faced by, the earliest Christian congregations as they are revealed in this group of writings.
- To trace the process by which the Church changed from a predominately Jewish Christian to a predominately Gentile Christian community with an emphasis on the contribution of the Jewish Christian values to the early Church.
Introduction to the New Testament and Biblical Interpretation.