The New Testament contains some of the most influential documents ever written.
BGST’s New Testament Foundations 1 (NT101) & 2 (NT102) courses will survey the entire content of the NT.
Students will be drawn into the world of the New Testament and encouraged to interact with the themes and message contained within each piece of writing in the NT. In so doing, students can better examine the implications of the NT’s message for Christians and for the Church today.
NT101 is a general introduction to the 4 Gospels and Acts. Students can expect a survey of major interpretive approaches, as well as a consideration of historical and cultural issues. These include the Synoptic Problem and the literary relationship of the Gospels; the problem of the historical Jesus; the genre, historical setting, message and structure of each of the Gospels and Acts.
NT101 will be based on David Wenham and Steve Walton's Exploring the New Testament Volume One: The Gospels and Acts (2d ed; Downers Grove: IVP and London: SPCK, 2011), (“ENT 1”).
Both NT101 & NT102 will be taught using a 2-volume introduction to the New Testament entitled Exploring the New Testament, jointly published by IVP and SPCK.