I. Course Description
This course will provide an overview of the entire New Testament, placing every book in its proper context and showing the progressive revelation of God’s plan for mankind from the first advent of Christ through the end times account of Revelation.
II. Course Objectives
- To gain a synthetic understanding of the New Testament.
- To contextually understand the relationship of the Gospels to the New Testament.
- To be able to clearly explain the purpose of the Book of Acts, its relationship to the Epistles, and identify the writers of and audiences addressed by each of the Epistles.
III. Course Textbooks
2. Christopher Cone, The Promises of God, Exegetica Publishing, 2005, 0976593009
IV. Evaluation of Student Performance
- Class Attendance – for Campus students, due to the concentrated nature of the lectures, one unexcused class absence will reduce final grade by a letter grade. A 2nd unexcused absence will result in an additional research assignment required for a passing grade. A 3rd unexcused absence will result in a failing grade. Extension and Online students must listen to the recorded lectures in their entirety and must fulfill all other format-specific requirements in order to receive a passing grade.
- Reading Assignments and Accountability – Chapters from the required texts will be read weekly and a one page, single-spaced summary will be written weekly in accordance with the schedule given in Section V of this syllabus.
- Research Assignments – There will be two papers written and submitted for this course: A 3 to 5 page paper summarizing the relationship of the four gospels, and a 3 to 5 page paper summarizing the Apostle Paul’s “Prison Epistles.” Online students will only write one paper and may choose from the two stated topics.
- Course Exams – There are no exams for this course.
- Online Interaction – Online students will have three weekly online assignments: (1) post weekly reading accountability in their online classroom; (2) post a brief (50-75 words) observation of a key point from that week’s lecture; and (3) post at least two responses either to Professor observations or other students’ postings.
- Campus students will submit assignments as directed by the Professor. Extension students will submit assignments to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the course due date. Online Students will submit assignments as directed by the Online Professor.
- Scoring Rubric
Attendance or Online Participation: 25 Points
Reading Component (Reading & Accountability): 25 Points
Writing Component (Papers & Projects): 50 Points
Total: 100 Points
V. Course Materials
Syllabus and Class Notes