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New Testament Survey

    An overview of the New Testament, tracing its teaching with respect to historical background and literary character.

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New Testament Survey Syllabus

 ONE RESEARCH PAPER of five or more pages will be assigned for the semester. It must explore some New Testament Passages as this is the purpose of the course. It will cover: 1) a Biblical theme or 2) a character or 3) the approach to the Bible of a religious group of your selection and include their interpretation of the passages most significant to them or 4) a movie, a book or play which brings in issues which to which the Bible seems to speak or 5) anything else you can relate to the Bible. It will be reedited and presented to the class during the last few class sessions.


Use centered headings for each section of the Term Paper.   Use the ([author's name, PAGE NUMBER(S)] ) style of citing any idea you borrow (or summarize) from any book or article listed above !! !!. Append a complete Bibliography of resources used to do the paper. USE AT LEAST FOUR OUTSIDE RESOURCES.  Papers will be graded according to depth of research and understanding of the New Testament passages covered. Grammatical and spelling errors will have to be corrected so use the "Spell Check", if you use a computer. 

Read Textbook

Read Entire New Testament

Complete Study Questions

Make Timeline from 400 B.C. to 200 A.D.

New Testament Survey

General Studies Goals Implemented In this Course:

General Education Areas of Emphasis (Criteria and Outcome)

Requires sufficient readings (in terms of volume and content) to provide fundamental knowledge:   Texts are required in this and all other Philosophy and Religion courses.

Emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving skills (scientific, logical, social, and/or personal:   This and all other Philosophy and Religion courses place particular emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills.  Logic is a branch of philosophy and is foundational to all other disciplines.  The critical approach is taken and expressed through writing. 

Writing and/or other forms of composition in multiple formats are integral parts of this course:   This and all other Philosophy and Religion courses require writing of some sort.

Students will learn to access information and use the information effectively and ethically:   The Student Code and all conventions relevant to the discipline are enforced.


New Testament Survey Course Objectives

1. Improve Critical Reasoning Skills by analyzing, evaluating and presenting sound arguments--  Students will discuss a variety of theories about the writing of the new Testament and a variety of interpretations that differing denominations make of key texts.

2. Discover, refine, reflect on and critically examine beliefs on personal, philosophical, religious or ethical or public policy issues--  Study and discussion of the New Testament with the help of commentaries or other scholarly sources definitely leads students to critical examination of  personal, philosophical, religious or ethical or public policy beliefs and positions

3. Practice Writing Skills—Students will write essays as part of their tests and they will write a research paper using outside resources.

4. Describe Student Outcomes:  Students will learn to counter prejudice and learn the Jewish/Christian roots of an inclusive universalistic ethic, foster understanding of and respect for other religious views; examine gender roles in an historical context.

5. .Students will understand some of the theories about how the Christian New Testament came about..

6. They will understand some of the basic beliefs of the Jewish and Christian religions.

 3.They will discover the influence which cultures have upon religions.

 7.They will better understand the influence that religious belief can have on people's lives.

 8.They will be more aware of their own approach to interpreting and/or using the Christian New Testament

Textbook and Study Questions

New Testament Survey Textbook

Watch Videos

Introducing the new testament

Introducing Jesus

Life of Apostle Paul

Women in the Early Church


This is only Reference Material it is not required but recommeded

Visit these Ephesus Tours

Images of Ephesus

New Testament Maps and Artifacts

Online Images of New Testament Manuscripts

click on link to view Images of Corinth

Click on link to view Corinthian Excavations

Click on link to view Ancient Culture of Corinth

Click on link to view Corinthian coins

Click on link to view Paul and Corinthian woman's hair covering


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Encyclopedia Criticism of the New Testament

Old Testament Quotes in the New Testament

Formation the Canonical Scriptures

Cities of the Seven Churches of Asia

Maps of the Seven Churches

Archaeological Exploration of Sardis

 Reference Material about Apostle Paul

The type of World Apostle Paul visited on his Journeys

Footsteps of Paul Tour


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