The New Testament as Literature (Credit: 2 or 3 hours)
ECTS 4 or 5
The emphasis of this course is in exploring the New Testament as a body of literature, infinitely unique in its divine inspiration but also divinely intended to be understood within the characteristics and dynamics of literature. The ultimate purpose of the course is to give you a broader and deeper appreciation of the New Testament and a greatly enhanced ability to understand the rich, life-changing meaning of its truth.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Explain how literature aids in understanding human nature and the search for spiritual truth.2.Identify the purpose and importance of storytelling in presenting biblical truth.3.Categorize literary forms found in the Bible.4.Identify universal themes in literature from different cultures.5.Critically read, analyze, and interpret literary texts from a Christian perspective.6.Write literary analyses, employing textual evidence.7.Employ literary illustrations in communicating biblical truth.8.Recognize and apply literary terms to relevant kinds of literature.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%•