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.
Plato and Aristotle developed their philosophy in the culture and the language of the Greeks.
|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|
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.
Hebrew is the language of the Old Testament. Basic Hebrew skills are therefore important for in-depth theological training, and will be provided in this course.
An important part of a person’s personality is his or her style of learning. When a student understands his or her personality and style of learning,
ermeneutics involves the discipline and theories of understanding. Seen as a theological discipline, hermeneutics describes ways and/or theories of how to understand the Bible.
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Church History I
The course covers the history of the church of its beginnings to the eve of the Protestant Reformation. Special emphasis is placed on the process of formation and development one's own Christian identity.