A general introduction to the historical, sociological, and theological context in which the New Testament Scriptures came into existence, this course will familiarize students with the content and structure, distinctive theology, and introductory matters of the New Testament. in addition, the student will be introduced to the nature of the early Christian community, its transitions and changes from a strictly Hebraic construct as found within the Jewish community, and projections made for its future development.
Examines the methods, principles and practices of interpreting the biblical texts. In addition to deepening one’s understanding and use of standard tools of biblical research, the course will contrast Indigenous epistemologies used in hermeneutics with those of Western traditions.
How does a writer produce thoughts and ideas clearly and provide support for them in academic writing and where or how does storytelling merge with an academic essay? New academic writers often assume that writing is just typing the words on the page the way in which they are spoken. But, with some exceptions, academic writing does not use a conversational tone for the essay. This research and writing course will focus on the fundamental differences between informal writing and formal, academic writing with a view to incorporating Indigenous research and writing methodologies and styles.