The story of the New Testament in view of the activity of God
The study deals with core New Testament concepts, where God is the initiator of spiritual blessings which he brings to the world in Jesus Christ. 3 semester hours of undergraduate credit. BRS 121, 122, and 123 are recommended prerequisites. Credit may not be earned with credit for BRS 4.
While BRS 122 deals with the people, places, and events of the Greek Scriptures, BRS 124 carries the student beyond the particulars of the text and searches for meaning. The course is organized in three modules: (1) The Greek Scriptures and Theology, (2) Core Content, (3) God and Man.
1. Formulate conclusions about the theological content of specific biblical texts
2. Appraise the theological relationship of the Old and New Testaments
3. Determine the acts of God and man's expected response
Credit. Credit for the course requires a score of 70% or greater on each of the three multiple choice examinations and two essays. Each graded element counts 20 percent of the final grade. A sample multiple choice problem is given below:
A unique characteristic of the God who reveals himself in the New Testament is (A) his exclusiveness, (B) his identification with sacrifice, (C) his association with a specific place,
(D) his revelation in Jesus.
The course may be completed with the use of the syllabus, a Bible, and the following textbook:
Marshall, I. Howard. New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel. IVP Academic, 2004. 765 pages. $27.80 ISBN: 978-0830827954