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Details for New Testament Letters

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BIB551
  • Credit points: 10


The following courses are prerequisites:

The unit New Testament Letters is part of the subject area Biblical Studies and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Master of Arts (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)), Graduate Certificate in Arts (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)), Graduate Diploma in Arts (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).

Unit Content


Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

Assessment Methods

Essay, Exegesis

Representative References

Collins, Y.A. “Psalms, Philippians 2:6-11, and the Origins of Christology.” Biblical Interpretation 11, nos. 3-4 (2003): 361-372.

deSilva, D.A. Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle "To the Hebrews". Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Dunn, J.D.G. (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to St Paul. Cambridge: CUP, 2003.

Fee, G.D. Pauline Christology: an exegetical-theological study. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2007.

Fitzmyer, J.A. “The Structured Ministry of the Church in the Pastoral Epistles.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 66, no. 4 (2004): 582-596.

Gilfillan Upton, B. “Can Stepmothers be saved? Another Look at 1 Timothy 2:8-15.” Feminist Theology 15, no. 2 (2007): 175-185.

Haacker, K. The Theology of Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Koester, C.R. Hebrews. New York: Doubleday, 2001.

Moo, Douglas J. The Letter of James. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Thompson, M.M.  Colossians & Philemon. THNTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.

Witherington, B. III. “Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1-2 Peter, Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians.” Vol. VII. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Academic, 2008.

Witherington, B. III. The Letters to Philemon, the Colossians and the Ephesians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Captivity Epistles. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

Wright, N.T. Paul: In Fresh Perspective. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005.