Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921 Page: 89
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God" and the teaching of apocalytic writers are discussed by lecture
in the class. Angus' Early Environment of Christianity is read along
with select chapters from other manuals.
This course is the connecting link between the Testaments. It
shows the world into which Christianity was born. Thus one is better
able to appreciate the New Testament itself as well as to know the
people, the opposing forces, and the later departures, schisms, and
Three hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
Bw. The Gospels and the Acts.
The gospels are studied from Broadus' Harmony of the Gospels,
this being simply a parallel arrangement of the text of the gospels in
chronoligical sequence. Use is made freely of commentaries on the
leading features of the subjects dealt with. Through special assignments
for reading and by lectures the great subjects and chief problems
are studied. A manual on the life of Jesus is required as parallel
reading. Independent -historical exegesis of various passages is required.
-The student begins with the genealogies, the virgin birth, and
the ministry of the forerunner. The early Judean work is followed by
the great body of work in Galilee. The closing labors in Judea and
Perea are followed by detailed study of the last week, including the
trial, crucifixion, and resurrection. While the events are to be measured
in their chronological order, the essential feature of this course
is the close study made of the text itself, so as to know the teaching
of Jesus and the facts of his life.
With the study of the personal ministry of Jesus is given a month
in the study of Acts. Thus we see the fulfillment of the promise of
the Spirit and learn of the establishment and early growth of the
church. In this apostolic history we see the disciples carrying out the
commission. The chief advantage will be the study of the conversions
and of the mission work of Paul. Readings will be required of the
best references in the latest books of archeology throwing light on
the places, customs, and religions of the time. A chain is fixed in
which may be fastened in order the letters to the churches and the
other books as well. Parallel reading of Robertson's Epochs in the
Life of Paul is required.
Three hours a week; winter term. Credit: Three hours.
Bs. Letters and Epistles.
Study begins with James, as perhaps the earliest of the epistles,
and continues with them in the order followed in Robertson's Chronological
New Testament Each letter is outlined. Brief introductions
as to author, date, purpose, and teaching are given for all the books.
The historical situation is considered generally and locally as well as
from the way persons or doctrines are involved. Few references are
made to commentaries, but articles in Bible encyclopediae will be referred
to occasionally. Following Paul's letters giving his teaching
and work as related to Acts, there will be a similar study in the pastorals
and the general letters. Last comes the Apocalypse, which will
be studied for all we may get from it in the light of previous studies.
No feature is made of any one theory of interpretation.
This entire course is intense and advanced Bible study. Only
juniors and seniors may take it without special permission from the
Dean of the Bible Department.
Three hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
SESSION 0-F 1920-'21
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