New Testament Foundations

Speaker(s): Rikk Watts
Date: Winter 2009
Length: 29:02:59
Product ID: RGDL3905S

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This course seeks to introduce the content of the books of the NT with a view to providing a basis for further reading and study. The primary focus will be on the message of each book within its particular historical-cultural setting, with some attention being given to its contribution to the theology of the NT as a whole. Selected critical issues will be dealt with on occasion. Lectures include:

  • Introduction and Backgrounds
  • Literature of Judaism; Text/Canon; Introduction to the Gospels
  • The Synoptic Problem; The Mission and Message of Jesus
  • Mark; Matthew
  • Luke; Acts
  • Paul; 1-2 Thessalonians; 1 Corinthians
  • 1-2 Corinthians; Galatians
  • Romans
  • Colossians; Ephesians; Philemon
  • Philippians; The Pastoral Epistles; Hebrews
  • James; 1-2 Peter; Jude
  • The Gospel and Epistles of John; Revelation

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Rikk E. Watts is Professor of New Testament at Regent College. Previously, he served as an instructor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University, La Trobe University, and the Bible College of Victoria (now the Melbourne School of Theology). He is author of Isaiah's New Exodus in Mark, as well as a founding member of On Being, an Australian Christian magazine.

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