Course Summary

Problematic concerns related to New Testament studies 

This course examines a variety of topics, such as the formation of the New Testament canon, the New Testament compositions, and critical issues relating to the New Testament documents. The course is organized in three modules: (1) The Gospels and Jesus, (2) Acts and the Early Church, and (3) The Epistles and the Apocalypse.  3 semester credits.  No credit available with former BRS 6.


Analyze the uniqueness of the Four Gospels

Describe the setting of the New Testament documents

Compare the New Testament compositions

Credit. Credit for the course requires a score of 70% or greater on each of three multiple choice examinations and two essays. A sample multiple choice problem is given below:

Translations are (A) always reliable, (B) never reliable, (C) reliable only insofar as they accurately give the meaning of a passage, (D) seldom reliable.


Internet articles and videos, which are embedded within the online syllabus.

Keener, Craig S. The IVP Bible Background Commentary. 2nd ed. IVP Academic, 2014. 816 pages.  The e-book may be accessed through Electronic Collection, located in the Course Menu.