BIB 218 Matthew (3 credits)

Course Description

A detailed study of the purpose, structure, and theology of Matthew's Gospel, with special emphasis on the titles and teachings of Jesus, significant events in His life, and the application of the Gospel to the present time.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
• Express a basic and clear understanding of Matthew's Gospel.
• Recognize and articulate the historical background of Matthew's Gospel.
• Identify major theological themes taught in Matthew's Gospel.
• Describe the uniqueness of the person of Jesus Christ, seen in both his divinity and humanity.
• Explain the distinctive nature of the Kingdom of God, seen as inaugurated but waiting for its final fulfillment, and how this reality relates to Christian living.
• Articulate the basic principles for and application of Christian discipleship.
• Convey an analytical, objective, and biblical understanding of the truths contained in the Gospel, particularly in relation to the significance of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
• Apply objective truths taken from this study to concrete areas of everyday life, so that in all things God might be glorified.


Learning Documentation

This course consists of reading assignments, discussion questions, a creative project, a research paper, and 2 exams.

Learning Evaluation

The assignments range in worth from 5 to 100 points, and the exams are 100 points each for a total of 500 points possible. 

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