Plato and Aristotle developed their philosophy in the culture and the language of the Greeks. Homer and Sophocles wrote their literary masterworks in this language. Our Western culture is indebted to Greek language and culture more than any other civilization. For Christians, the Greek language is even more significant. All of the New Testament texts were originally written in Greek. And for the earliest Christians, the Old Testament, translated into the Greek language, was their Bible. A basic understanding of the Greek language is therefore essential for any theological training that has proper depth, and this is the purpose for this introductory course in biblical Greek.
|TIME COMMITMENT||6 HOURS PER WEEK|
|DURATION||8 WEEKS + RESEARCH|
|VIDEO TRANSCRIPT||AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH|
|TOTAL TIME||80 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH|
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.
This course covers Church History from the Protestant Reformation to the current time, based on selected events and developments. The course will follow the path of the Reformation from the European Continent to England and Scotland, and continue with the development of Protestant traditions in North America.