LIT1303 New Testament Literature

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Welcome to this research guide for New Testament Literature. This guide will help you find resources that you can use for your course project and CRA paper. You can participate in a group discussion with other students taking this course. Just request an invitation to participate and you will receive an email invitation. Once you set up your account you can begin posting questions and comments on the "Discussion Board" page. Be sure to read the guidelines for Discussion Board Etiquette.  

This course seeks to introduce a panoramic view of the New Testament by presenting the following:

1. The chronological sequence of the writing of its books and its events.
2. Its significant geographical information.
3. Its principal characters.
4. An outline and a synopsis of the content of its books.
5. Its outstanding doctrines, passages, terms, and events.

An effort is made to integrate the messages of the various New Testament books, doctrines, and personalities. This is accomplished by analyzing their individual contributions to the corporate message. This integration is made in the context of basic introductory information about authorship (including biographical data), dates written, purpose, literary style, recipients (including cultural, historical, political, and religious background), and location of each writing.

Global University does not necessarily agree with all the views represented in the resources in this guide. These are provided for the student to contrast and compare with the Biblical text and ideas presented in the Global University IST.

Course Professor

Hi! My name is Randy Hedlun. I am the professor of record for the New Testament Literature course. I would love to interact with you about the course or a subject that you find interesting, related to the course. Feel free to ask me a question or give an opinion If you find an interesting source, please suggest it and I'll check it out.

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Scholarly Contributions:

Dr. Hedlun’s paper titled A New Reading of Acts 18:24–19:7: Understanding the Ephesian Disciples Encounter as Social Conflict was published in the Religion and Theology Journal in 2010. His paper titled Rethinking Luke’s Purpose: The Effect of First Century Social Conflict was published in 2013 in the Journal of Pentecostal Theology and received an award from the Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship. Dr. Hedlun also contributed a chapter to A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit: Contemporary Issues in Pneumatology, published by Global University, 2009.

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