AGTS BNT 542 - James (4 pages)

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Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
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Bnt 542 - Studies in the General Letters
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ASSEMBLIES OF GOD THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY BNT 542 Studies in the General Epistles James James D Hernando Spring 2007 COURSE SYLLABUS COURSE DESCRIPTION An exegetical and theological study of the Epistles of James Special emphasis will be given to the distinctive theological contributions of this letters as well as its practical value in addressing and providing guidance for the Church today OBJECTIVES At the successful completion of this course the student should be able to Knowledge 1 Identify and discuss some of the characteristics of Diaspora Judaism as the culturalhistorical backdrop for James letter to Jewish Christians 1 Discuss James view of faith and works and why his view need not be viewed as antithetical to Paul s doctrine of justification by faith 2 Discuss the main introductory issues for which there is considerable debate and identify the most plausible position 3 Explain why James has been regarded as the Amos of the New Testament giving concrete illustrations of passion for social justice Skills 1 Read and analyze a New Testament periscope by constructing an exegetical outline in English and or Greek which considers both the immediate context and its relationship to the New Testament letter as a whole 2 Identify and locate pragmatic concerns of James in this epistle positing a plausible Sitz im Leben by appealing to the internal evidence of the letter and relevant cultural historical evidence 3 Identify the moral ethical and theological truths expressed in James and discuss relevant and legitimate application of such in the life of the present day Church 1 Attitudes 1 Attitudes appreciate the historical cultural nature of all the New Testament writings and how examination of their life setting serves and aids the task of interpretation 2 Appreciate the diversity of the New Testament writing within an overall canonical unity TEXTBOOKS Required Adamson James The Epistle of James in The International Commentary on the New Testament Grand Rapids Eerdmans



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