Topics: Bible, Old Testament, New Testament Pages: 5 (1814 words) Published: October 28, 2014
BIBL 104 Survey of Biblical Literature Course Description This survey course is designed to lay a foundational understanding of Scripture via a historical survey of the Old and New Testaments. The student will engage a range of learning activities related to the issues interacting with biblical literature, basic hermeneutical principles, key themes and persons of the canon, and the redemptive theme of Scripture. Rationale The courses motivation is a combination of both edifying and equipping students. In other words, this course is designed to teach students to fish, as it were, so that in their future walk with God, they might be able to discern the key theme(s) of Scripture for themselves, therefore, making their own Bible study more effective and increasing their utility in being able to convey the story and universal truths of Scripture to others. Prerequisites None Required Resource Purchases Duvall, J. S., and J. D. Hays. Journey Into Gods Word Your Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible. Grand Rapids Zondervan, 2008. ISBN 9780310275138. Hindson, Ed. Courageous Faith Life Lessons from the Old Testament Heroes. Chattanooga AMG Publishers, 2003. ISBN 9780899571324. Hindson, Ed., and Elmer L. Towns. Illustrated Bible Survey An Introduction. Nashville B H Academic, 2013. ISBN 9781433682216. You are to use the current style guide (Turabian, MLA, APA, etc.) for your program of study. Disclaimer The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources. Additional Materials for Learning Computer with basic audio/video output equipment Internet access (broadband recommended) Microsoft Word (Microsoft Office is available at a special discount to Liberty University students.) Measurable Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to Demonstrate an understanding of the arguments for the inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of Scripture. Identify the message and leading theological emphasis of the Old and New Testaments. Translate how the Bible represents a theistic worldview as a distinctive way of understanding reality. Define different types of genre typically seen in the Old and New Testaments. Describe the characters and main ideas of the Old and New Testaments. Compare and contrast his or her own religious perspectives to the religious perspectives of others within the historical framework of biblical teachings. Apply basic hermeneutical principles to his or her own study of biblical literature. Categorize the genre of biblical literature by way of key themes and persons of the canon. Evaluate the redemptive theme of Scripture ultimately fulfilled through the person, ministry, sacrifice, resurrection, and return of Jesus Christ. Course Requirements and Assignments Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes Course Requirements Checklist After reading the Syllabus and HYPERLINK http// Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1. Discussion Board Forums (2) The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 250300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates threads. Each reply must be 100 words. Support assertions with references as needed. Bible Dictionary Projects (2) The student will imagine that he or she is writing a series of articles for a Bible Dictionary. He or she will use the provided template to write 3 concise 200250-word essays about a book, person, and setting/place from a list of provided topics from both the Old Testament and New Testament. Biblical Worldview Essay The student will describe what Romans 18 teaches regarding the...
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