The four canonical Gospels compose the main source that the Church has regarding the teaching and ministry of Jesus Christ. As such, their importance cannot be overestimated. This course provides an overview of the four Gospels, including their development and the relationship of the Gospels to each other, as well as their (sometimes differing) narratives and contents. At the same time, this course will use the study of the four Gospels as a vehicle for Introduction to the craft of biblical exegesis.
|DUE DATES READING ASSIGNMENTS||TO BE ANNOUNCED|
|DURATION||8 SESSIONS OF 5 HOURS + READING AND RESEARCH|
|COURSE NO./MODUL||BBS4D5003 /EXEGESIS|
|COURSE SCRIPT||TIM WEINHEIMER MA.|
|VIDEO TRANSCRIPT||AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH|
|EXAM /ASSIGNMENT||FINAL PAPER|
“Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God, but what resulted was the Church.” This quote from the French theologian Alfred Loisy (1857-1940), draws the entire set of problems of the Church, as well as the theology of the church (Ecclesiology) to a sharp point.
One of the main pastoral tasks is providing biblical counsel for congregation members. The necessary knowledge and skills for this practice are best won in specific courses and practical training exercises. Foundational to this is a basic understanding of the various facets of modern Psychology.