NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY I (NT101)
UNDERSTANDING THE NEW TESTAMENT
This is a course designed to give the student an overview of the historical, political, and social contents of the New Testament books. Attention is given to authorship, dates, canonicity, structure, styles and themes of New Testament books with analysis and exposition of key passages and their doctrinal significance.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
► Be able to demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the New Testament as a whole, and especially the Gospels and their contents and purposes.
► Be able to delineate the general message and purpose of the New Testament, especially the four Gospels.
► Be able to state and explain the purpose and content of each Gospel and its author.
► Be able to show the unity of the New Testament, its connection with the Old Testament and its place in the development of the (New) Church.
This course is worth four quarter units of credit in the degree programs of Embassy College.
Dr. Ronald E. Cottle is the Founder and President Emeritus of Christian Life School of Theology (CLST Global), the Founder and President Emeritus of the Apostolic Council of Transformational Servant-Leaders (ACTS) and the Founder and President of the Embassy College (EC).
He received a diploma in Theology from Southeastern Bible Institute, Lakeland, Florida, a B.A. in English-Religion, Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, the M-Div. from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina, and both the Ph.D. in Religion and the M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. Cottle and his wife of sixty-plus years, Joanne reside in Columbus, Georgia and have one son, Ron Jr. See more about Dr. Cottle at www.roncottle.com.