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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.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BIB354
  • Credit points: 10


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering The General Epistles

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective


Students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of passages in the General Epistles (Letters/Sermons) and make application to modern Pentecostalism;
  2. Explain the General Epistle’s implied Author’s concern for, and correction of an erring church in the light of Pentecostalism;
  3. Discriminate between the primary biblical materials and secondary literature from a range of perspectives;
  4. 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.

Subject Content

This course may be offered in the following formats

Lectures, guided discussion, guided exegesis, web

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

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