BIB 332 Hebrews & General Epistles (3 credits)

Course Description

A study of the non-Pauline epistles with attention to their introductory issues (authorship, audience, date, setting, etc.) and theological issues. The authors’ arguments will be analyzed and various interpretations of debated passages will be examined. Critical thinking skills will be employed in studying the letters.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Articulate the essential messages of each letter.
• Articulate key theological issues dealt by each letter.
• Defend and/or articulate the traditional authorship, date, occasion and purpose of each letter.
• Grasp the basic outline of each letter.
• Learn how to continue to study the general epistles on your own after the course is over.
• Engage in critical thinking. Specifically, practice the following five aspects: asking good questions, multiple perspectives, comparing and contrasting, analyzing an argument, and decision making.


Learning Documentation

This course consists of 13 assignments, 5 outlines, and a midterm and final exam.

Learning Evaluation

Each assignment is worth 100 points, the outlines are worth 40 points each, and the midterm and final are each worth 250 points, for a total of 2000 points for the course.

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