3 hours per week in semester 1, annually
This subject explores the historical background to the gospel, with each text be studied separately to discern the main themes of Jesus’ message and ministry. Students will gain an understanding of the historical, socio-cultural, religious and political setting of the gospels, and develop a thorough knowledge of the life and ministry of Jesus.
Classroom instruction and discussion; an essay learning task; set reading and assignments
Donald A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo, An Introduction to the New Testament, 2nd edn (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005).
Robert H. Gundry, A Survey of the New Testament, 3rd edn (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994).