New Testament Survey

New Testament Survey

Taught by Robert H. Gundry

Including both background information and careful attention to the biblical books themselves, New Testament Survey offers a full introduction to the 27 books of the New Testament.

Course Details

  • 15 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 8 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • A Survey of the New Testament by Robert H. Gundry

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Course Description

Designed to lead you to read the New Testament itself, New Testament Survey provides essential historical and cultural background information and carefully examines the content of each book in the New Testament.

Taught by New Testament scholar and author Robert H. Gundry, topics and issues discussed in the course are tied whenever possible to assigned readings from the across the entire New Testament. Commentary on the readings provide additional insight.

Ideal for self-learners and academic students looking to refresh their knowledge of the New Testament, this course is supported by the best-selling textbook A Survey of the New Testament, 5th Edition.

All course material—video lectures, readings, pronunciation guides, review questions, and assessments—is available online for study at your own convenience.

By completing this course, you’ll gain

  • knowledge about how and why the 27 books of the New Testament came to be included in the biblical canon
  • essential historical and cultural background information on day-to-day life in New Testament times
  • an informed understanding of the life and teachings of Jesus as presented across the four gospels
  • insight into the content of each book in the New Testament—from the letters of Paul to the book of Revelation
  • confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions, unit assessments, and award-winning memory building tools

Meet Your Instructors

Robert H. Gundry

Ph.D., Manchester

Robert H. Gundry is a scholar-in-residence and professor emeritus of New Testament and Greek at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. Among his books are Mark: A Commentary on His Apology for the Cross; Matthew: A Commentary on His Handbook for a Mixed Church Under Persecution; Soma in Biblical Theology; and Jesus the Word according to John the Sectarian

Course Outline

  • Intertestamental Background

  • Canon

  • Settings of the NT

  • Studying Jesus’ Life

  • Mark

  • Matthew

  • Luke

  • John


  • Acts

  • Early Letters of Paul

  • Major Letters of Paul

  • Prison and Pastoral Letters of Paul

  • Hebrews and General Letters

  • Revelation

  • Conclusion




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Earn a Certificate of Achievement

This course is part of the Biblical Studies Program. Programs are groups of courses that, when taken together, provide you with an in-depth knowledge about an area of study. When you pass the entire program, you’ll receive a personalized Certificate of Achievement. Learn more about this 5-course series.

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