BIB5522 Jesus and the Kingdom

Course Date: March 16-17, 2017

Instructor: Brad Jersak, PhD

Overview: This course begins by covering Second Temple history and literature, the theories of how the Gospels came to be written, and introductions to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John within their historical settings. The similarities and differences of the various authors will also be pointed out so the student can learn to interpret the life of Jesus within each unique perspective. Students should have an understanding of Jesus’ teaching of the now-and-not-yet of the Kingdom. Upon completion, the student will be able to see how the story of Jesus functions within the overall biblical narrative.

Registered participants will be forwarded the preparatory reading list a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the course date.

Individual courses for grade may be taken at a cost of $700/course.

*Available for Audit: Students who wish to ‘audit’ this course may do so at the following cost(s): $250/course. Auditing a course allows a student to take a class without the benefit of a grade or credit for the course.  A person who audits a course does so for the purposes of self-enrichment and academic exploration.   The audit option may not be available on all courses offered by Threshold School of Ministry. Auditing is only offered when space-availability permits, and upon approval of the Threshold School of Ministry administration and faculty.

*Prices include lunch. Books and required reading material not included.


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