COURSE SUMMARY

The course helps students to explore the New Testament canon; genres of the New Testament; Inter-testamental History; First Century Judaism; Religious, political and cultural background of the New Testament; The ministry of Jesus; Unity and diversity of the gospels; Synoptic gospels and John; Birth and development of the Early Church; The 1st Century Church; New Testament epistles as letters; The question of context in application of epistles; Structure of New Testament epistles; Classification of New Testament epistles; Occasion and content of New Testament epistles; Introduction to apocalyptic literature; Occasion, message and purpose of the book of Revelation; Application to the Church today.