Survey of Old & New Testaments MIN160 (30 credits)

This course aims to introduce learners to the background, composition and interpretation of Scripture and consists of two components:

Old Testament Survey - 15 credits

This component provides an overview of the Old Testament, considering the background, genre and content of indiviual books within the whole. dentify and analyse the overarching biblical narrative and associated themes presented; analyse the origin, context and key events in given passages. The survey will apply key principles of Scripture in contemporary cross-cultural ministry life.

New Testament Survey - 15 credits

This component provides an overview of the New Testament, considering the background, genre and content of each book within the whole. It will begin with a study of the four Gospels, which portray the life and mission of the Lord Jesus Christ within the framework of the Kingdom of God, then move to Acts of the Apostles for an overview of the advance of the missionary project of Jesus’ apostles from the ‘Great Commission’ of Acts 1:8 to the arrival of the Gospel in Rome in Acts 28. The apostolic writings from 1 Corinthians through to Revelation will be examined for their special characteristics, perspectives and contribution to the growth of the Church then and now.