NT 4030 Beginning Greek I - 4 Hours

Introduction to phonology, morphology, and grammar of New Testament Greek, with readings in the Johannine literature or the Thessalonian correspondence and vocabulary development. Designed for students with little or no background in beginning Greek. Not for graduate credit. May not be audited unless already taken for credit at Trinity. Offered fall.

NT 4031 Beginning Greek II - 4 Hours

Further study in phonology, morphology, and grammar of New Testament Greek, with readings in the Johannine literature or the Thessalonian correspondence and vocabulary development. Not for graduate credit. May not be audited unless already taken for credit at Trinity. Prerequisite: NT 4030. Offered spring.

NT 4038 Greek Review - 3 Hours

Review of the elements of New Testament Greek, giving special attention to vocabulary, verbal forms and grammar. Prerequisite: a minimum of one year of credible undergraduate Greek with a B average. Not for graduate credit. May not be audited unless already taken for credit at Trinity. Offered fall.

NT 5000 Intro to the New Testament - 4 Hours

Introductory survey of the New Testament, including the life and ministry of Christ, apostolic history, New Testament literature, principal critical issues, and the unity and diversity of New Testament theology. This course meets the NT General Comprehensive requirement for MA students and the English Bible competency requirement for MDiv students, who must meet the SBCT requirement. Not for credit in the MA/NT or MA/OT programs. Elective credit in MDiv program. Auditors are not permitted in General Comp courses unless they have taken previous undergraduate course work in the subject or are not intending to complete the MA program. Offered spring.

NT 5100 English Bible: - 2-3 Hours

Demonstration of inductive Bible study method and treatment of the special teaching of a particular book or books of the New Testament based on the English text. May be repeated for credit as the book studied changes. Not for credit in the MA/NT or MA/OT programs.

NT 5210 New Testament Greek Exegesis I - 4 Hours

Study in the use of Greek for the interpretation and application of the New Testament. Included are review of morphology, survey of syntax, introduction to textual criticism, and study of exegetical methodology. Participants must register for the same section of NT 5210-5211-5212 each semester. Placement in a specific section is made by the NT Department based on one of the following prerequisites: the score on Trinity's Greek proficiency test (usually reflecting two years of undergraduate Greek), completion level of NT 4030-4031, or NT 4038. May not be audited unless already taken for credit at Trinity. Offered fall. Note: Registrants should ensure that they also take HM 5000 before or simultaneously with NT 5210 or NT 5211 to meet the NT 6600 prerequisite.

NT 5211 New Testament Greek Exegesis II - 2 Hours

Further study in the use of Greek for the interpretation and application of the New Testament. Participants must register for the same section of NT 5210-5211-5212 each semester. May not be audited unless already taken for credit at Trinity. Prerequisite NT 5210 passed with a C- or better. Offered spring. Note: Registrants should ensure that they also take HM 5000 before or simultaneously with NT 5210 or NT 5211 to meet the NT 6600 prerequisite.

NT 5212 New Testament Greek Exegesis III - 1 Hour

Advanced study in the analysis of selected New Testament passages with a view to sermon preparation. Participants must register for the same section of 5210-5211-5212 each semester. NT 5212 requires simultaneous registration for NT 6600. May not be audited unless already taken for credit at Trinity. Prerequisite NT 5211, and HM 5000 or concurrent registration. Offered spring.

NT 6000 Current Studies in New Testament - 1-4 Hours

Topics selected deal with significant issues related to New Testament studies.

NT 6221 Synoptic Gospels & Johannine Literature - 3 Hours

A survey of the Gospels, the Johannine letters, and the book of Revelation, with more intensive study of selected texts and issues. Included are survey of New Testament background, evaluation of various critical approaches to the Gospels and to the life of Christ, consideration of historical reliability, survey of central theological themes in the teaching of Jesus, the individual Gospels, and the Johannine corpus, and discussion of the hermeneutics of the interpretation of the Revelation. Prerequisites: NT 5210, and NT 5000 (with a grade of C- or better) or passing the NT portion of the Standard Bible Content Test. Audit permitted only with instructor's consent.

NT 6222 Acts, Pauline & General Epistles - 3 Hours

A survey of the Book of Acts, the Pauline epistles, Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude, with more intensive study of selected texts and issues. Included are survey of apostolic history, discussion of the historicity and message of the Book of Acts, consideration of the life, mission, and theology of the Apostle Paul, and evaluation of the individual letters in their relationship to apostolic history and the life of the church. Prerequisites: NT 5210, and NT 5000 (with a grade of C- or better) or passing the NT portion of the Standard Bible Content Test. Audit permitted only with instructor's consent.

NT 6600 Preaching from the New Testament - 1 Hour

An interdepartmental "exegesis for preaching" course team-taught by faculty from both the New Testament and Pastoral Theology departments. The course will equip the student to make the transition from exegesis to exposition, to move from text to sermon. Prerequisite or concurrent registration in HM 5000, as well as NT 5211 and 5212. Offered spring.

NT 7260 Romans - 3 Hours

Stress on the theology of Paul, with consideration of the distinctive emphases of the epistle: Paul's teaching on Judaism, salvation history, the power of sin, righteousness, the Holy Spirit, and the future of Israel. Prerequisites: NT 5210, NT 6222, or concurrent enrollment. Offered alternate years.

NT 7270 Corinthian Correspondence - 3 Hours

Historical background and principal theological emphases of these letters addressed to a first-century Gentile church. Prerequisites: NT 5210, NT 6222, or concurrent enrollment. Offered alternate years.

NT 7477 MA Major Comprehensive Exam - 0 Hours

A department-specific Major Comprehensive Exam required in some MA programs. Registration should be completed at the beginning of the semester for the regularly scheduled exam date later that semester. Credit is posted when the Exam is passed; No Credit if the Exam is failed or not completed.

NT 7485 MA Thesis - 0-3 Hours

MA thesis writers register for NT 7485 in the department of their concentration. Prerequisite: Approved thesis proposal on file in the Dean's Office and other department-specific prerequisites. Counts as full-time academic status. (35 hours of academic work per week.) Letter grade or Credit / No Credit as arranged with the department. No grade is posted for this course until the thesis is completed and approved.

NT 7486 MA Thesis Extension - 0 Hours

A total of three semesters extension for NT 7485 may be granted when progress is being made on the thesis. Extension fee when not enrolled in other courses. Counts as full-time academic status (35 hours of academic work per week.) for the first semester, quarter time thereafter.CR is posted when substantive thesis progress is made, NC when inadequate progress is made.

NT 7501 Guided Research - 1-4 Hours

Independent research on an approved selected topic under a faculty member in the department bearing the course prefix. May be repeated for credit as the subject matter changes. Available in all departments. Letter grade or Credit / No Credit as arranged with faculty member.

NT 7605 Matthew - 3-4 Hours

Examination of the structure and theology of Matthew, with special attention to exegesis of specific passages. Prerequisite: NT 5210. Offered alternate years.

NT 7607 Lukan Writings - 3-4 Hours

History and theology in the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. Special attention is given to narrative structure. Passages are selected from both books for study in depth. Prerequisite: NT 5210. Offered alternate years.

NT 7610 Hebrews - 2 Hours

Stress on the technique and method of book study. The distinctive emphases of the book are considered: the person and work of Christ, the philosophy of history, and the use of the Old Testament. Prerequisite: NT 5210. Offered alternate years.

NT 7620 Revelation - 3-4 Hours

Intensive historical, doctrinal, and critical study of the Apocalypse; interpretation of the messages and visions of the book, with consideration of the preterist, historic, idealist, and futurist positions. Prerequisite: NT 5210.

NT 7710 Intertestamental Period - 3-4 Hours

History of the period from the close of the Old Testament canon in the fifth century B.C. to the time of Christ, with special emphasis on the literature and theology of the period. Prerequisites: NT 6221 or 6222 or concurrent enrollment. Offered alternate years.

NT 7720 Backgrounds Early Christianity - 3-4 Hours

Introduction to primary sources and recent literary finds in Judaism, the Hellenistic religions, and the social history of the early Roman Empire; provides a background for the study of the ministry of Jesus and the life and mission of the early church. Offered alternate years.

NT 7730 New Testament History - 3-4 Hours

A study of the origins and the growth of the early church in the context of the history and the culture of the early Roman Empire, with particular attention to historical events, developments, and personalities, including chronological questions, exegetical interpretation of key New Testament and extrabiblical passages, and theological analyses of major trajectories. Prerequisite: NT 5210.

NT 7975 MA/ThM Comp Exam Prep - 0 Hours

An optional registration status for students preparing for their Major Comprehensive Exam and who are not taking other courses during the semester of preparation. This registration ensures continuity in your TEDS program and defers continuation fees. Available for only two semesters during which student must complete Comprehensive Exams or their academic status in the program will be jeopardized. Counts as quarter-time academic status. Contact the Records Office for registration.

NT 7976 MA or ThM Thesis Proposal Prep - 0 Hours

An optional registration status for students preparing for their Thesis Proposal and who are not taking other courses during the semester of preparation. (May not be taken when another course is taken.) This registration ensures continuity in your TEDS program and defers continuation fees. Available for only one semester during which students must complete their Proposal or their academic status in the program will be jeopardized. Counts as quarter-time academic status.

NT 8000 Seminar: Current Issues - 2-4 Hours

Issues of importance in New Testament history, criticism, interpretation, and theology discussed in a seminar setting.

NT 8420 Criticism of the Gospels - 3-4 Hours

Seminar in the contemporary literary and historical approaches to the Gospel narratives and the formulation of a constructive position regarding the synoptic problem, the structure of the Gospel narratives, the composition of the fourth Gospel, and the relation of faith and history. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in NT 6221. Offered alternate years.

NT 8430 History of NT Interpretation - 3-4 Hours

A survey of the history of criticism of the New Testament primarily from the late eighteenth century to the present. Particular emphasis on the development of critical methodologies, relationships between critical approaches and worldview, and evangelical responses to the key movements. Prerequisites: NT 6221 or 6222 or current enrollment. Offered alternate years.

NT 8610 The Teaching of Jesus - 3 Hours

Study in the methods and content of Jesus' teaching with collateral reading in the modern interpreters of Jesus. Offered alternate years. Prerequisites: NT 5210, NT 6221, or concurrent enrollment.

NT 8620 Johannine Theology - 2 Hours

Study in the theology of the Johannine literature, including critical appraisal of representative modern works. Offered alternate years. Prerequisites: NT 5210, NT 6221, or concurrent enrollment.

NT 8630 Pauline Theology - 2 Hours

Analysis and synthesis of Paul's letters and related documents (e.g., Acts, the Gospels, the Old Testament) with the goal of better understanding his theology as a whole. Includes evaluation of the New Perspective. Prerequisites: NT 5210, NT 6222, or concurrent enrollment. Offered alternate years.

NT 8640 New Testament Theology - 3-4 Hours

Study of the major themes of New Testament theology, the distinctive contributions of the biblical authors, and the issue of unity and diversity within the canon of the New Testament. Pre/concurrent requisites: NT 5210, NT 6221, or 6222 or current enrollment.

NT 8720 Advanced Greek Exegesis - 2 Hours

Intensive exegetical study of a selected book (usually Acts, 2 Corinthians, the Pastoral Epistles, or Hebrews) or series of texts, evaluating the methods and conclusions of representative commentaries in light of recent studies in grammar and textual criticism. Prerequisites: NT 5210, NT 6222, or concurrent enrollment. May be repeated as the instructor varies, register as NT 7501.

NT 8721 Advanced Greek Grammar - 3-4 Hours

Studies in Greek grammar and syntax as they inform New Testament exegesis with special reference to standard grammars and contemporary linguistic discussion. Prerequisites: NT 5211 (with an A- or better);NT 5211; and pre or co-requisite of NT 6221 or 6222. May be repeated as the instructor varies, register as NT 7501.

NT 8722 Septuagint & the New Testament - 2 Hours

History of the version; translation of representative passages; consideration of the Septuagint's influence on New Testament grammar, lexicography, and theology; interaction with past and current Septuagint scholarship. Prerequisites: NT 5211 and OT 5242.

NT 8723 New Testament Textual Criticism - 2 Hours

Analysis of the materials, history, and principles of New Testament textual criticism with application to selected passages. Prerequisites: NT 5211, NT 6221, or 6222 or current enrollment. Offered on demand.

NT 8911 New Testament Research - 2 Hours

An introduction to the primary sources, the secondary literature, and the major issues related to doctoral level New Testament studies. Students will become familiar with the scholarly editions of Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, and Greek texts of the Old and New Testament as well as of the contemporary literature of the Hellenistic and Greco-Roman period, and with the lexicons, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and commentaries which scholars use in order to translate and interpret these texts. The major issues and methods of New Testament research are introduced in a discussion of the Synoptic Gospels, the Gospel of John, the Book of Acts, Paul's Letters, the Catholic Epistles, and revelation, the history of New Testament research, the history of the early church in the first century, and the theology of the New Testament. Students are expected to read at least Hebrew and Greek, preferably also Aramaic and Latin, as well as French or German. Required course for entering students (does not count as a seminar).

NT 8980 ThM Major Research Paper - 0 Hours

ThM participants completing the two capstone research paper option must register for NT 8980 in their department concurrent with registration for the advanced elective course in which they are writing a ThM capstone research paper. Paper parameters are found in the Academic Handbook and paper objectives are specifically articulated in consultation with the faculty member on the online Capstone Proposal Form. Registration occurs twice at the same time as registration for the course, once for each paper. Credit / No Credit. (Both the course and the paper must be graded "C"- or better to receive credit for the paper.)

NT 8985 ThM Thesis - 0-3 Hours

ThM thesis writers register for NT 8985 in the department of their concentration. Prerequisite: Approved thesis proposal on file in the Dean's Office and other department-specific prerequisites. Counts as full-time academic status. (35 hours of academic work per week.) Letter grade or Credit / No Credit as arranged with the department.

NT 8986 ThM Thesis Extension - 0 Hours

A total of three semesters extension for NT 8986 may be granted when progress is being made on the thesis. Extension fee when not enrolled in other courses. Counts as full-time academic status for the first semester, quarter time thereafter. No Credit.

NT 9000 Issues in New Testament Theology - 1-4 Hours

Topics are chosen to reflect research interests of faculty or program participants, or that explore matters of concern to New Testament theology. May be repeated.

NT 9001 Guided Research - 1-4 Hours

Selected topics usually extended from foundational studies in seminars or courses. Available in all PhD programs. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve hours in PhD/EDS and PhD/ICS programs; may be repeated for a maximum of six hours in the PhD/THS program. Letter grade or Credit / No Credit.

NT 9011 Private Study - 0 Hours

In special circumstances, a student may register for one or more semesters of Private Study in order to meet the requirements for candidacy. Only for PhD/THS students in CH, NT, OT, ST departments. Counts as full-time student status when registrant affirms that a minimum of thirty-five hours per week (half-time is 15 hours per week) are invested in doctoral study and the requisite form has been completed at the time of registration in the Academic Doctoral Office. May be repeated four times. No Credit.

NT 9150 Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament - 3-4 Hours

This seminar works through representative quotations and allusions from the Old Testament in the New, in various corpora of the New Testament, in order to probe the difficult questions surrounding the relationships between the Testaments. Interest centers not only on questions of text and form but on the manner in which Old Testament texts are handled in Second Temple Judaism and on the diversity of ways in which the New Testament appeals to the Old, the appropriation techniques involved, and especially the hermeneutical axioms and warrants that explicitly or implicitly underlie such appropriation. An attempt is made to relate such findings to selected larger issues of biblical and systematic theology, in short, how Christians can have a unified canon, preaching, and teaching from the entire Bible.

NT 9160 Missions in the New Testament - 3-4 Hours

This seminar integrates historical and exegetical research with theological reflection and missiological reality. Lectures and seminar papers will focus on the historical presuppositions, the geographical realities, the cultural and religious contexts, the communicative strategies, and the content of the missionary enterprise of the early Christian church.

NT 9175 Mystery in the New Testament - 3-4 Hours

After surveying the possible Hellenistic and Jewish backgrounds of musthvrion, this course examines all the musthvrion passages in the New Testament, taking particular notice of the context and flow of the argument. The concern is not only to gain a competent grasp of these passages but to wrestle with the themes of hiddenness and revelation in the biblical canon and to reflect how these themes are tied to larger theological structures. In particular, it is important to weigh how the same gospel, which is sometimes said to be prophesied under the categories of the old covenant and fulfilled in terms of the new, is here said to be hidden in the past and now revealed in the new.

NT 9220 Acts and Early Christian Historiography - 3-4 Hours

This seminar seeks to examine the theology and narrative structure of the Acts of the Apostles within its literary and historical contexts. Particular attention will be paid to the relevance of OT, and Second Temple Jewish and Greco-Roman historical writings for the understanding of the Lukan portrayal of the early Christian movement. Beyond the emphasis on the material content of these works, this seminar will also focus on the related methodological issues in the interpretation of ancient narrative texts.

NT 9280 Revelation & Apocalyptic Literature - 3-4 Hours

This course will study the Book of Revelation from four perspectives: antecedents (the meaning and use of "apocalyptic" in the ancient world), models (Jewish and Hellenistic apocalyptic works), exegesis (the study of individual texts), and biblical theology (the study of themes in the Book of Revelation).

NT 9735 Advanced Hermeneutics - 3-4 Hours

The course studies the history of hermeneutic theory in this century, especially with regard to current challenges to the possibilities of discovering meaning in the biblical text in the post-Gadamer era, with particular attention to biblical-critical (form, redaction, narrative criticism), sociocritical (liberation, black, feminist), and postmodern (deconstruction, reader response) concerns.

NT 9975 Comprehensive Exam Preparation - 0-3 Hours

An independent study facilitating student preparation for the comprehensive examination. PhD/THS program participants may repeat it once. Counts as full-time student status when enrolled for 3 hours or when registrant affirms that a minimum of thirty-five hours per week are invested in comprehensive exam preparation and the requisite form has been completed at the time of registration in the Academic Doctoral Office. Counts as half-time student status when enrolled for 2 hours or when registrant affirms that a minimum of fifteen hours per week are invested in comprehensive exam preparation and the requisite form has been completed at the time of registration in the Academic Doctoral Office. Credit / No Credit.

NT 9990 Dissertation Proposal Prep - 1-3 Hours

An independent study facilitating student preparation for the dissertation proposal. PhD/THS program participants may repeat this course once for a total of 3 hours. Counts as full-time student status when enrolled for 3 hours or when registrant affirms that a minimum of thirty-five hours per week are invested in dissertation proposal preparation and the requisite form has been completed at the time of registration in the Academic Doctoral Office. Counts as half-time student status when enrolled for 2 hours or when registrant affirms that a minimum of fifteen hours per week are invested in dissertation proposal preparation and the requisite form has been completed at the time of registration in the Academic Doctoral Office. Credit / No Credit.

NT 9991 Dissertation Research - 1-4 Hours

Courses taken for dissertation writing that embodies the results of original research and makes a genuine contribution to knowledge in the field of concentration. PhD students are eligible to register for Dissertation Research after the official acceptance of the proposal, and may register for two to six semesters totaling 6 hours. Counts as full-time student status when enrolled for 3 hours or when registrant affirms that a minimum of thirty-five hours per week are invested on the dissertation and the requisite form has been completed at the time of registration in the Academic Doctoral Office. Counts as half-time student status when enrolled for 2 hours or when registrant affirms that a minimum of fifteen hours per week are invested on the dissertation and the requisite form has been completed at the time of registration in the Academic Doctoral Office. Credit / No Credit.

NT 9992 Dissertation Extension - 0 Hours

One or more dissertation extension courses for the writing of the dissertation. Registrants for this course will be assessed a continuation fee. Less than half-time student status. No Credit.