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)
- Primary readings provided