Overview: Christian Scriptures
Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Facilitator: Rev. Beverly Saunders Biddle
S.E.E. Instructor: Rev. Sheryl McCullough
This course explores the Gospels, letters, history (Book of Acts), and apocalyptic literature (Book of Revelation) that comprises what is more commonly known as the “New Testament” of the Judeo-Christian Bible. The student will develop a basic understanding of the Christian Scriptures’ meaning for the people to whom they were written. This course is based on the premise that, whatever else the Christian Scriptures may be; they most definitely are the response of early Christian writers to both the person and the message of Jesus Christ. This course examines the Christian Scriptures as a testament about Jesus by early Christian communities.
~ Describe and explain the four major divisions of the Christian Scriptures
~ Explain the criteria process of canonization as it applies to the Christian Scriptures
~ For each of the four canonical Gospels, describe the view of Jesus the writer presents
~ Examine the emergence of the Christian church as an organization separate from Judaism
~ Describe the essential elements of the Apostle Paul’s theology
~ Describe the significance of the Book of Revelation
he required textbooks are: Reading the Bible Again for the First Time ($17) by Marcus J. Borg AND The Bible – preferably one of the following translations (The NRSV: New Revised Standard Version ($15); or the NET: New English Translation). If you are taking the class for S.E.E. credit, the Unity Worldwide Ministries fee is $45. The class is open to everyone! Sign-up TODAY in Fellowship Hall or online.
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