The New Testament
The content and major themes of the New Testament, the early Church, gentile inclusion, and the relationship between the four gospels is central to developing student competences in religious education.
It is to reveal what was promised in the Old Testament. In the New Testament Christ established the kingdom of God on earth he revealed the father in his ministry of which he completed by his death, resurrection and glorious ascension and by sending of the Holy Spirit. The major purpose is to show that Jesus draws all men to himself and the New Testament is the principal witness for the life and teaching of Jesus all this is seen in the gospels and epistles.
This course is designed to enable students explore the content and major themes of the New Testament, and the theological claims made by these works about the God of Israel and the person of Jesus.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By end of the course unit, students should be able to:
- Examine the life of Jesus, his ministry, his death and resurrection and what happen after his resurrection.
- To understand the theology and historical settings of various authors of New Testament.
- To understand and apply the relevance of each author in the current society
- To know that the New Testament is the fulfillment of Old Testament.