BIBL-210: New Testament Review

BIBL-210: New Testament Review

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This content-rich course offers a comprehensive review of the New Testament for graduate students in theological and interfaith studies. It assumes prior completion of THE-333.

This module approaches this topic from an interdisciplinary perspective, with the following structure:

  • New Testament Text – the primary source
  • New Testament Introduction (Brown)
  • Alternative New Testament Review (Carson)
  • New Testament Themes

Each study period (1-5) also includes a short video or longer lecture.

  • Credit value: 3 (US standard) | 5 (ECTS standard)
  • Indicative duration (full time): 2-3 weeks
  • Indicative duration (part time): 4-6 week
  • Certificate: Yes

COURSE METHODOLOGY

This course is based on standard EUCLID methodology. Students may refer to the following resources:

Academic Guidelines (HQ version)
Academic Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Student Orientation Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Zotero instructions for EUCLID students

COURSE OBJECTIVES | LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss New Testament contents (books, authors, themes, controversies)
  2. Discuss major New Testament theological themes
  3. Discuss conservative vs. liberal/modernistic approaches to New Testament
  4. Discuss the challenge for contemporary readers to appreciate and interpret the New Testament contextually.

REQUIRED TEXTS AND MATERIAL

Some of the course material is provided in PDF format. Textbooks include:

  • New Testament (Eastern-Greek Orthodox Bible Edition), Laurent Cleenewerck, Editor
  • An Introduction to the New Testament and the Origins of Christianity, Delbert Burkett (Introduction)
  • An Introduction to the New Testament: The Abridged Edition (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library) Paperback, Raymond E Brown
  • Introduction to the New Testament,  D.A Carson, and Douglas Moo
  • New Testament Introduction, Louis Berkhof (for review)
  • The Vindication of Jesus Christ: A Brief Reader’s Guide to Revelation, James B. Jordan
  • Other short papers, as assigned in Periods 1-5

COURSE INSTRUCTOR | ASSOCIATED FACULTY

mm Pr Laurent Cleenewerck
Theology and International Administration Education: DUEST from the University of Montpellier (France), Licentiate in Theology from the Institut Saint Serge of Paris; Master in Ecumenical Studies from Ukrainian Catholic University, DSc in Religion from St Gregory Nazianzen Institute. Location: United States | Nationality: France

COURSE SYLLABUS | ACCESS TO 7 PERIODS