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New Testament Survey BIB 102

Formerly New Testament Survey BIB 102 (BIB 102); also New Testament Survey
Location: 
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: 45 hours (5-15 weeks).

Dates: 
Version 1: September 2001 - December 2007. Version 2: January 2008 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the historical, political, social and religious context of the intertestamental Jewish and Greco-Roman worlds from which the New Testament arose; demonstrate knowledge concerning authorship, date, setting and content of each New Testament book; trace the development of the early church; recognize the various types of New Testament literature; discuss the plot, characterization and theme of the four gospels; and provide an overview of the life, teachings and importance of Jesus.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Major topics covered in the course are, intertestamental Judaism and the Greco-Roman world, as well as insights gained in New Testament studies by archaeology, the reliability of the documents, the gospels and their portrayals of Jesus, and Acts, each remaining book in probable chronological order to better understand the content and message of each book. Instruction includes classroom lecture. Evaluation criteria include tests, short papers on various topics, a research paper and participation in classroom discussion.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in New Testament Survey (10/03) (04/07). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in New Testament or Religious Studies (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

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