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The Early New Testament Church

NT002-512/612/812
2023 semester 2 | 2025 semester 2 | 2026 semester 2
On-campus, Online live, Online recordings
Level 5, Level 6, Level 8

Lecturer

Ben Nelson

Overview

This subject covers key developments in the growth of the earliest church, namely in the book of Acts, including early Christian preaching; Stephen and the Hellenists; The Pauline mission and churches; The Council of Jerusalem; Schism, heresy and external threat in the early church. In addition the background and main issues of seven epistles will be studied. Students will gain an understanding of the history, theology and narrative of the Book of Acts, and investigate the contents, themes and theology of selected books of the New Testament.

Delivery

  • 3 lecture hours per week, with class discusssion
  • Essays and assignments

KEY TEXTS

  • Donald A. Carson and Douglas J. MooAn Introduction to the New Testament, 2nd edn (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005).

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