BIB 311 The Gospel of John (3 credits)

Course Description

An analytical study of the content of the fourth gospel, with special emphasis on the distinctive elements of John's message.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
• Learn the meaning and purpose of John's gospel through careful study of the text of John itself and through interaction with the premiere secondary commentaries, books, and scholarly articles which attempt to interpret John
• Gain an understanding of the relationship of the Gospel of John to the Synoptic Gospels and to the rest of the New Testament
• Comprehend the challenge of John's Gospel for the people of our world today
• Gain a deeper understanding of the Christian faith through the Gospel of John


Also required:  A literal (formal equivalent) translation of the Gospel of John (or something close to literal) such as The New American Standard Bible (NASB); The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV); The New International Version (NIV), or English Standard Version (ESV).

Learning Documentation

This course consists of 12 assignments based on the chapters of the book of John, and one final project.

Learning Evaluation

Each assignment is worth 100 points, and the final project is 200 points for a total of 1,400 points possible.

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