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NT 102 - New Testament Survey

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Information for NT 102: New Testement Survey - Spring 2009




Section 1: Overview


Class meets Tuesdays from 5:30 - 8pm pm in Classroom A of the Baptist World Congress Center Building

This is an online resource for students participating in the class.


Professor David Dault, Assistant Professor of Bible and Theology, American Baptist College


My office is on the second floor of the Library.

Office Hours this Spring: Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5pm and by appointment


You can email me at dault.work@gmail<REMOVE THIS PORTION BEFORE SENDING>.com (you'll need to take out the part in the brackets for it to work correctly .  I wrote it this way to avoid getting spammed by web bots)


When writing me, please put NT 102 in the subject line


NT 102 Study Guide for Midterm Spring 2009.doc




Section 2: Texts


The following texts are required for the course



These texts are in print are available through Cokesbury Bookstore on 8th Avenue, or can be special-ordered by Borders bookstore or through Amazon.com (follow the link above) and other online bookstores.  It is your responsibility to make sure you have course textbooks in a timely fashion.


To print the online texts (when there are such texts assigned in the course) - I would recommend going to the 'File' menu and selecting 'Print Preview' - you should then see the text laid out properly for standard paper. Look to make sure words aren't being cut off on the edges in the preview. From there you can press 'Print' and all should be well. If cut-offs are happening you will need to find out how to adjust that particular machine's settings, or another option would be to 'Select all' in the edit menu, and copy and paste the text into a Word document and print from there.


Some tips on reading academic texts


Purpose of the class: To introduce the history, major themes, and theological import of the disciplines of criticism that study the various writings of the New Testament.


You will be responsible for knowing and understanding the content of the assigned textbooks, content of the lectures, and class discussions. Class participation will be a significant portion of your final grade.


By the end of the course a successful student will have demonstrated a thorough and broad knowledge of the discipline of New Testament scholarship, including the basic history and structure of the books of the New Testament, their relationship to each other and the major issues of church life they address.


Details about the written assignments will be given in class and posted as hyperlinks in the schedule below.  Please refer back to this website as the course proceeds for updated information.



Section 3: Class Schedule



    1.13.09 - Overview of course, Review of syllabus, Introductory lecture


    1.20.09 - The Discipline of New Testament Criticism: Greenlee, pages 1 - 91


    1.27.09 - Pauline Letters I: Read Paul's Letter to the Romans and Cousar 1 - 46


    2.03.09  - Pauline Letters II: Read Paul's Letter to the Galatians and Cousar 47 - 76


    2.10.09 - Pauline Tradition: Read Ephesians, 2 Thessalonians and 2 Timothy; read Cousar 79 - 99


    2.17.09 - Synoptic Gospels I: Read Mark and Matthew, read Cousar 103 - 124


    2.24.09 - Synoptic Gospels II: Read Luke, read Cousar 125 - 131; Mid Term REVIEW NT 102 Study Guide for Midterm Spring 2009.doc


    3.03.09 - MID-TERM EXAM


    3.10.09 - Historical Jesus and Acts: Read the Acts of the Apostles, read Cousar 133 - 146


    3.17.09 - GNL Lectures - As per ABC policy, your attendance is expected at all lectures


    3.24.09 - SPRING BREAK - NO CLASS


    3.31.09 - John's Writings: Read Gospel of John, 1 and 2 John, read Cousar 147 - 155


    4.07.09 - Catholic Epistles: Read Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, read Cousar 159 - 176


    4.14.09 - Apocalypse of John: Read the Book of Revelation, read Cousar 179 - 186


    4.21.09 - LAST DAY OF CLASS - Wrapping up and Final Exam Review


    4.28.09 - FINAL EXAM




Section 4: Expectations



  1. Please bring a Bible to every class meeting.  Feel free to bring whatever translation you feel comfortable with, with the exception of paraphrase Bibles (we need chapters and verses) - the more variety, the better.

  3. Please complete the reading and writing assignments for each class before you arrive.  Please be on time.  Roll will be taken.  In accordance with ABC school policy, students are allowed one (1) absence during the semester.  Any further absence will result in academic penalties in accord with the school policy: "Each subsequent absence above the allotted number ... may cause the total grade to be lowered by 1/3 of a letter grade until the grade 'F' is reached." 


  4. Please do not use your cell phones during class.  If you must bring them, leave them off, or - better yet - leave them in your car or at home.

  6. In accordance with the American Baptist College Student Academic Dishonesty Policy (from the 2008 course catalog, reproduced below), it is expected that the work done in your name for this class will be your work alone.  There will be no tolerance for the giving or receiving of unauthorized help on any assignment for credit in this course.  It is certainly acceptable to work together, study together, and discuss material for the course.  However, cheating, 'cribbing' and plagiarism will result in severe academic consequences.  If you have any questions regarding this expectation, ask.

  8. There will be no 'extra credit' assignments offered outside of the sceduled tests, nor will late work be accepted.  The final grade of this course will be based solely upon the work completed during the semester.  No additional assignments during or after the class will be accepted as a means of "boosting" the final grade.  Unless prior arrangements are made and confirmed by the professor at least 48 hours in advance of the midterm or final, absence from class on either testing day will result in a grade of -0- for the test, resulting in probable failure of the course.  Again, all grades as reported at the close of this semester are final and will not be changed.






American Baptist College acknowledges the need to preserve an orderly process with regard to teaching, research, and

public service, as well as the need to preserve and monitor students’ academic rights and responsibilities. Since the

primary goal of education is to increase one’s own knowledge, academic dishonesty will not be tolerated at American

Baptist College. Possible consequences of academic dishonesty, depending on the seriousness of the offense, may range

from a revision of an assignment, and or a reprimand, a written reprimand, an F or zero for grade work, removal from the

course with a grade of F, to possible suspension or exclusion from the College. Academic dishonesty includes the

following examples, as well as similar conduct aimed at making false representation with respect to academic



a. Cheating on an examination;


b. Collaborating with others in work to be presented, contrary to the stated rules of the course;


c. Plagiarizing, including the submission of their ideas of papers or information from the internet,

(whether purchased, borrowed, or otherwise obtained) as one’s own. When direct quotations are

used in themes, essays, term papers, tests, book reviews, and other similar work, they must be

indicated; and when the ideas of another are incorporated in any paper, they must be

acknowledged, according to a style of documentation appropriate to the discipline;


d. Stealing examination(s) or course materials(s);


e. Falsifying records, laboratory results, or other data;


f. Submitting, if contrary to the rules of a course, work previously presented in another course;


g. Knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above, including assistance in

an arrangement whereby any work, classroom performance, examination, or other activity is

submitted or performed by a person other than the student under whose name the work is

submitted or performed. Students’ accused of academic dishonesty may appeal through the

Student Academic Dishonesty Procedures in effect at American Baptist College.






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