NT500: NEW TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION (KOREAN) (4 Units: 160 hours). Wong Gil Shin.
DESCRIPTION: New Testament Introduction orients students to the literature of the New Testament in its various literary, historical, and theological contexts and to New Testament interpretation in service of Christian practice.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Having successfully completed this course students will have demonstrated that they (1) have an introductory knowledge of the literature, history, and theology of the New Testament; (2) can identify a range of questions (e.g., historical, literary, canonical) that might be addressed to particular New Testament texts and can explore those questions in the process of interpreting particular New Testament texts; (3) are able to take into account the varied contexts of both the biblical materials and their contemporary interpreters; and (4) can read the New Testament in ways that foster faithful Christian practice.
COURSE FORMAT: This class meets once per week for three hour sessions for a total of 30 hours of classroom instruction for lecture and discussion plus 10 hours of directed learning activities for a total of 40 instructional hours.
REQUIRED READING: 820 pages of books and articles required, plus reading the entire NT.
The entire NT in Korean (using the Korean Revised Version or New Korean Standard Bible) or in English (either the CEB, NRSV, or TNIV) [260 pp. approximately]
DeSilva, David. Korean translation of An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation. CLC, 2013. ISBN: 978-8934113386, Pub. Price 50,000 Won [300 pp. assigned]
Longenecker, Bruce W. Korean translation of The Lost Letters of Pergamum: A Story from the New Testament. Boginneun Saram, 2012. ISBN: 978-8963600857, Pub. Price 13,800 Won [300 pp. assigned]
Reading selections on e-reserve [approx. 220 pp. assigned]
Bauckham, Richard. Korean translation of The Theology of the Book of Revelation. Handl, 2000. ISBN: 978-8983491329, Pub. Price 13,000 Won [approx. 60 pp. assigned]
Dunn, James D. G. Korean translation of The New Perspective on Paul. Ecclesia Books, 2012. ISBN: 978-8996381242, Pub. Price 10,000 Won [approx. 45 pp. assigned]
Fiorenza, Elisabeth S. Korean translation of “Neither Male nor Female: Galatians 3:28—Alternative Vision and Pauline Modification,” pp 235-90 of Jae Sung Kim, ed. A Fresh Look at Paul. KTSI, 2000. ISBN: 978-8948702774, Pub. Price 17,000 Won [65 pp. assigned]
Horsley, Richard A. Korean translation of Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World Disorder. KICS, 2004. ISBN: 978-8987427544, Pub. Price 12,000 Won [approx. 50 pp. assigned]
ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENT:
- Completion of weekly reading assignments, 820 pages total, plus reading the entire NT [81 hours, including 25 hours of reading the entire NT]. [This assignment is related to learning outcome #1-4].
- Completion of three 3-page interpretive assignments on selected passages (30%). [This assignment is related to learning outcome #1-4]. [14 hours].
Engaging in online forum discussion with five designated topics (10%). [This assignment is related to learning outcome #3-4]. [5 hours].
Completion of one 10-page integrative research paper (30%). [This assignment is related to learning outcome #1-4]. [20 hours].
- Final exam covering readings and lecture (30%). [This assignment is related to learning outcome #1-4]. [10 hours].
RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM: Meets a core requirement in the 120 MDiv, 80 MAT, 80 MATM, and 80 MAICS Programs (Fall 2015) and the MATM, MAICS, and MACL Programs (Winter 2010).
FINAL EXAMINATION: Yes, in class.
NOTE: This ECD is a reliable guide to the course design but is subject to modification. Textbook prices are set by publishers and are subject to change.