Details for The General Epistles
Hebrews and 1 and 2 Peter provide some of the richest teaching on the nature of Christ, faith, and practical Christian living of any of the NT epistles. In fact, Hebrews was seen to be so valuable that it was given a place in the NT even though they didn't know who wrote it! In 1 and 2 Peter we have insights to life as a Christian from one of Jesus' own disciples. Put together, these 3 epistles offer a treasure chest of wisdom, theology, and practical teaching for the Christian in the 21st Century.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: BIB354
- Credit points: 10
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit The General Epistles is part of the subject area Biblical Studies and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Applied Theology (Korean) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)), Bachelor of Theology (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
Students should be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of passages in the General Epistles (Letters/Sermons) and make application to modern Pentecostalism;
- Explain the General Epistle’s implied Author’s concern for, and correction of an erring church in the light of Pentecostalism;
- Discriminate between the primary biblical materials and secondary literature from a range of perspectives;
- Engage the socio-historical background relevant to these Letters/Sermons of the General Epistles, as well as the letters’ respective structures, themes, theology/ies and style.
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, guided discussion, guided exegesis, web
- Contemporary Presentation 25% (1500 words)
- Exegetical Paper 50% (2500 words)
- Exam 25% (1 hour)
- DeSilva, D.A. Perseverance in Gratitude. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.
- Green, J.B. 1 Peter, Two Horizons New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007.
- Grey, P. “Brotherly Love and the High Priest Christology of Hebrews,” Journal of Biblical Literature (2003): 122:2, 335-351.
- Guthrie, G.H. “Hebrews” in Beale, G.K and Carson, D.A (ed.). Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007.
- Hagner, D.A. Encountering the Book of Hebrews: An Exposition, Encountering Biblical Studies. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2002.
- Jobes, K.H. 1 Peter, Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2005.
- Johnson, Earl S. Hebrews, Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008.
- Johnson, L.T. Hebrews: A Commentary, New Testament Library. Westminster: John Knox Press, 2006.
- Koester, C.R. “Hebrews, Rhetoric and the Future of Humanity,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly (2002): 64:1, 103-123.
- Phillips, J. Exploring the Epistles of Peter. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic & Professional, 2005.
- Salevao, I. Legitimation in the Letter to the Hebrews: The Construction and Maintenance of a Symbolic Universe, New York: Continuum, 2002.
- Schenck, K. Understanding the Book of Hebrews: The Story Behind the Sermon. London: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.
- Witherington III, Ben. Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1-2 Peter, Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians Vol II. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2008.
- Biblical Interpretation
- Catholic Biblical Quarterly
- European Journal of Theology
- Journal for the Study of the New Testament
- Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
- Journal of Pentecostal Theology