New Testament Survey

Class Description:
In this on-line course we will learn the content of the New Testament. Students will also be able to identify certain apostolic, early and later patristic fathers and will be familiar with their teachings and writings. Students will be able to connect and identify certain patristic writings and their origin in the New Testament. Students will become familiar with some of the patristic themes and how they relate to early Christian thought and practice.

This on-line class was recorded at a public university. Any errors or omissions are the fault of the instructor and therefore do not adequately reflect the teaching of the One Holy and Universal Orthodox Church. Although, much care has been taken to present a thoughtful and provocative treatment of the New Testament. It must be kept in mind that this is a survey course and as such it does not allow for the detailed treatment of each book of the New Testament. Nevertheless, it is the opinion of Fr. Evan Armatas that the New Testament has been treated in an Orthodox manner and is in accordance with the teaching and tradition of the Orthodox Church. Therefore, when and if a conflict arises between the instructor’s position and that of the Church’s, the instructor states emphatically that it is the Church’s position that should prevail.

To God be all the glory!

Class Syllabus for New Testament Survey

Class One – Syllabus and Methodology
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Class Two – How we treat scripture, the world and perspective of the Church Fathers
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Class Three – The Formation of the New Testament Canon
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Class Four – Gospel of Matthew, Author, Date, Themes, and Outline
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Class Five – Gospel of Matthew, Text
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Class Six – Gospel of Mark, Author, Date, Themes, Outline
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Class Seven – Gospel of Mark, Continued
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Class Eight – Gospel of Luke, Author, Date, Themes, Outline
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Class Nine – Mary and the saints
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Class Ten – Gospel of Luke, Text
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Class Eleven – Didache, Author, Date, Outline, Themes, and General Text
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Class Twelve – Gospel of John, Part I, Author, Date, Themes, Outline
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Class Thirteen – Gospel of John, Part II, Textual Highlights, Text
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Class Fourteen – Gospel of John, Part III, The Text, also Book of Acts, Date, Theme, Outline, Text
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Class Fifteen – 1 Corinthians, Author, Date, Theme, Outline, Text
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Class Sixteen – 1 Corinthians Text, 2 Corinthians, Author, Date, Themes, Outline, Text
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Class Seventeen – Galatians, Author, Date, Theme, Outline, Text
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Class Eighteen – Romans, Author, Date, Themes, Text
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Class Nineteen – Romans Part II, Colossians, Author, Date, Theme, Outline, Text
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Class Twenty – The Pastoral Epistles, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Author, Date, Theme,Outline
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Class Twenty One – Hebrews, Author, Date, Background, Text
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Class Twenty Two – 1 & 2 Thessalonians, Author, Date, Background, Outline, Text
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Class Twenty Three – James, 1 & 2 Peter, Author, Date, Themes, Background, Outline
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Class Twenty Four – 1, 2 & 3 John, Jude, Author, Date, Theme, Outline
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Class Twenty Five – Revelation, Author, Date, Theme, Outline
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