Enter the world of the New Testament. This course will serve as your passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians. An ideal guide, The New Testament in Its World course addresses many difficult questions faced by those studying early Christianity.
Professors Wright and Bird will guide you through how to read the New Testament, the world of Jesus and the early church, deep studies on both Jesus and the apostle Paul, lectures on every book of the New Testament, as well as how to live the story of the New Testament today.
On-location and in-studio videos, maps, charts, diagrams, and photos will immerse you into the world of the New Testament as this course takes you on a journey with Wright and Bird to Jerusalem, Corinth, Athens, Rome, Nazareth, Qumran, Capernaum, and the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
In short, the New Testament in Its World course brings together decades of ground-breaking research, writing, and teaching into one learning experience that will open stduents’ eyes to the larger world of the New Testament. It presents the New Testament books as historical, literary, and social phenomena located in the world of Second Temple Judaism, amidst Greco-Roman politics and culture, and within early Christianity.
By completing this course, you’ll gain
A deeper understanding of the purpose of the New Testament
Greater ability to bridge the gap between the first-century understanding of the kingdom and our lives as twenty-first-century Christians
Knowledge of each New Testament book, including their significance, textual layout and content, and critical topics that provide commentary with implications for Christian life today
Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments