New Testament

Study in New Testament is the disciplined exploration of God’s revelation to the church using tools such as Greek language, historical background, and cultural insight. Interacting with the New Testament creates the knowledge base that a believer uses when building a comprehensive Christian worldview.

Objectives for students

  • Develop skills of disciplined Bible study, including reading the New Testament;
  • Understand the historical contexts of the New Testament and its books;
  • Understand major themes of the Bible written by the church;
  • Understand how the wisdom of the New Testament shapes Christian living and ministry; and
  • Find inspiration and clear direction for passionate devotion to Christ and transformational service to His church and to the world.

NT 516 • Reading New Testament Literature 4 Credits

Introduction to the New Testament writings, focused on the message and proper interpretation of New Testament books, their historical and literary contexts, and theological purposes. Summarization of the New Testament’s main theological themes. Contextualization of New Testament messages for Christian ministry contexts today and for personal faith and practice.
Prerequisites: BT 510, can be taken concurrently.

NT 516YL • Gospels and Acts (Young Life Staff Training) 4 Credits

An introduction and survey of the New Testament Gospels and Acts. The course will examine methodologies for the study of the Gospels (historical-critical and literary approaches), historical and cultural setting, the unique portrait of Jesus and narrative theology of the Gospels and Acts, and an introduction to the study of the historical Jesus.

NT 541 • Greek I: Beginning Greek 4 Credits

Introduction to biblical interpretation using NT Greek. Translation of Greek texts containing common New Testament Greek words and basic grammatical forms and syntax. Identification of the forms and basic grammatical/syntactical functions of nouns, adjectives and pronouns and the indicative mood of verbs. Definition of common New Testament Greek words.

NT 625 • Greek II: Intermediate Greek Grammar and Exegesis 4 Credits

Advancement of biblical interpretation using NT Greek. Translation of Greek texts at an intermediate level of proficiency, attending to a greater range of grammatical/ syntactical functions. Use of exegetical tools, including textual criticism, diagramming, lexical analysis, and intertextual analysis. Definition of additional common New Testament Greek words.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of NT 541 with a grade of B or higher; or passing of Greek Qualifying Exam.

NT 670 • Directed Study in New Testament 1-9 Credits

Research and study by arrangement with the professor.
Prerequisites: BT 510. Special Notes: Permission is required.

NT 697 • Thesis Extension 0 Credit

Extension course for continued enrollment following the term in which NT 795B was taken; required when the thesis course is incomplete. The extension allows students continued access to university resources. Student must be registered in an extension course at the time the dissertation is granted final approval and receives a grade.
$375.

NT 699PT • Portfolio in New Testament 0.5-6 Credits

Portfolio course of preselected topics within an existing course in the field of New Testament.
Special Notes: Portfolio courses are created upon request with permission by an overseeing Program Director.

NT 772 • Seminar in New Testament 2 Credits

A Master of Divinity or Doctor of Ministry concentration course; an in-depth study of a particular New Testament theme .
Prerequisites: BT 510. Special Notes: Fulfills DMin elective requirements.

NT 774 • Seminar in New Testament 4 Credits

A Master of Divinity or Doctor of Ministry concentration course; an in-depth study of a particular New Testament theme .
Prerequisites: BT 510. Special Notes: Fulfills DMin elective requirements.

NT 795A • Thesis Proposal 2 Credits

Development of a thesis proposal and prospectus. Survey of existing research and delineation of tentative argument and preliminary bibliography. To be developed in consultation and under supervision of a faculty member as thesis advisor.
Grade exceptions: This course is graded Pass/Fail. Special Notes: Approval of faculty member in relevant discipline is required.

NT 795B • Thesis Writing 4 Credits

Implementation of research plan, under the supervision of thesis advisor and with input from a second reader. To include survey of existing research and thesis that is well argued and supported by the literature.
Prerequisites: NT 795A.

NT 814 • Topics in the New Testament 4 Credits

Concentration content course to fulfill DMin requirement for either Biblical and Theological Engagement or Church Leadership.
Prerequisites: GS 801. Special Notes: This course will fulfill concentration requirements for BTE or CL concentration students or an elective requirement for other concentrations

NT 899PT • Portfolio in New Testament 0.5-6 Credits

Portfolio course of preselected topics within an existing course in the field of New Testament.
Special Notes: Portfolio courses are created upon request with permission by an overseeing Program Director.

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