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:
Explain how literature aids in understanding human nature and the search for spiritual truth.
Identify the purpose and importance of storytelling in presenting biblical truth.
Categorize literary forms found in the Bible.
Identify universal themes in literature from different cultures.
Critically read, analyze, and interpret literary texts from a Christian perspective.
Write literary analyses, employing textual evidence.
Employ literary illustrations in communicating biblical truth.
Recognize and apply literary terms to relevant kinds of literature.
Mode of Study
Video (in progress)
Professor of Record Interaction
100 objective multiple choice questions
Online or pencil and paper
Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses
Student Learning Requirement
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL OF
BIBLE AND THEOLOGY
MQF Level 6 Qualification
230 ECTS Credits