Details for New Testament Letters
- 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: Graduate Certificate in Arts (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)), Graduate Diploma in Arts (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)), Master of Arts (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain the principal literary forms, uses and major themes of Epistles in the New Testament.
- Evaluate the narrative worldview implicit within Pauline theology.
- Demonstrate critical engagement with both primary and secondary texts.
- Describe the historical, geographical, social background and the literary nature of the New Testament letters.
- Analyse the use of rhetorical devices in the New Testament Epistles.
- Critically analyse selected texts from Romans.
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.