Schedule (11/17: added gospels exercises)

Date

Subject

planned possible
presenters / preachers

assigned extra credit
significant dates

Reading

required recommended

regular only honors only
8/30

The Shape of the Course

Syllabus, course, vision, tasks, reading

Skim Rules of the Game and A Few (Strong) Suggestions on Essay Writing

Know about Pointers for Presentations and Peer Review Guidelines (Peer Review FAQs are optional)

Becoming a Reader

Rev. 1, Johnson ch 5, Barth "The Strange New World within the Bible"
Koester ch 1 Bauckham chs 1-2
9/1 Discussion: The Bible as Contested Ground
Leader: Telford Work
Monroe preface and ch 1
  Hopkins ch 2
The Bible of the Churches Rev. 2-3, Johnson ch 6, Work "Laodicia, U.S.A."
Koester ch 2 Bauckham ch 5
Complete entrance examinations (hold on to these until the end of the course)
9/5 Informal reading discussion in the DC
9/6 Real World: Revelation as Jewish Apocalyptic
Leader: _____________________
Rev. 4-11, Johnson ch 4
Koester chs 3-4 Bauckham ch 3

Apocalypse When?

Johnson ch 26, pp 49-52
9/6 Add/drop deadline
9/8

The Last War
Leader: _____________________

Rev. 12-18, Johnson ch 26
Koester chs 5-6 Bauckham ch 4, Howard-Brook ch 10

Add It Up?

Rev. 19-22, Work "Once Upon a Tribulation"
Koester ch 7 Bauckham chs 6-7
9/13

Living at the Apocalypse

Jude, 2 Peter, Johnson ch 22, pp 73-83, 1 Enoch 10-11

Christians on Display

1 Peter, Johnson ch 21
  Hopkins ch 6
Exercise on a passage of Revelation due (revision due 9/20)
9/15 Christ is Better
Preachers: _____________________

Hebrews, Johnson ch 20, pp 58-62, 83-87

9/19 Informal reading discussion in the DC
9/20

The Conservative Bible (I)
Preachers: _____________________

Monroe chs 7-8

Jesus Works James, Johnson ch 23
9/22

Life after Jesus: Acts
Preachers: _____________________

Acts 1-15, Johnson pp 213-226, 237-245
Exercise on two catholic letters due (revision due 9/29)
9/26 Review discussion in the DC
9/27 Faith on the Frontier: Paul and his Churches
Preachers: _____________________

Acts 16-28, Johnson pp 245-252

Anderson and Moore Howard-Brook ch 6, Hopkins chs 3, 5
9/29 Midterm on Revelation and the catholic epistles (review guide)
10/3 Informal reading discussion in the DC
10/4 Eschatology in Thessalonica 1 Thessalonians, Johnson ch 10
  Hays pp 163-189 (skim)

Eschatology in Thessalonica (continued)

2 Thessalonians, Johnson ch 11
10/6

Ethics at the Ends of the Ages: Roman Churches in Social Context
Preachers: _____________________

1 Corinthians, Johnson ch 1
Fisk Hays pp 1-24, Hopkins ch 1, Howard-Brook pp 8-15
Extra-credit exercise on the Bible in a different world due (revision due 10/13)
10/11

Fall holiday

10/13 Corinthians the Sequel(s)
Preachers: _____________________
Johnson ch 12
  Hays pp 143-162, Howard-Brook pp 8-15
Exercise on 1 Corinthians due (revision due 10/20)
10/17 Informal reading discussion in the DC
10/18

The Conservative Bible (II)
Leader: _____________________

Monroe chs 9 and Reconnoitering II
The Gospel After Paul Galatians, Johnson ch 13, pp 52-58, Philippians, Johnson ch 15
  Hays pp 119-142
10/20 Reconciled Life: Paul's Gospel
Preachers: _____________________
Romans, Johnson ch 14
  Howard-Brook ch 7, Hays pp 85-100, 25-49, 50-60, 61-84, 101-118
Extra-credit exercise on the New Testament in the liberal arts due (revision due 10/27)
10/25

The Gospel as Everything
Preachers: _____________________

Colossians, Johnson ch 17, Ephesians, Johnson ch 18, Philemon, Johnson ch 16
Exercise on conservative uses of Scripture due (revision due 11/1)
10/27 The Gospel as Legacy
Preachers: _____________________
1-2 Timothy, Titus, Johnson ch 19
  Howard-Brook ch 8, Hopkins ch 7?
10/31 Informal review discussion in the DC
11/1 Midterm on Acts and Paul  
11/3 The Churches' Gospels Work "Synoptic Star Wars"
  Bauckham ch 1
Extra-credit exercise on the course material due (revision due 11/10)
11/6 deadline to withdraw or change to pass/fail
11/8 The Secret Messiah
Preachers: _____________________
Mark, Johnson ch 7, pp 62-65
Theissen foreword and chs 1-5 Howard-Brook pp 1-8, ch 3, Bauckham intro and ch 4
Exercise on the churches of the Roman Empire due (revision due 11/15)
11/10

The Jewish Messiah
Preachers: _____________________

Matthew, Johnson ch 8
Theissen chs 6-10 Howard-Brook ch 2
11/14 Informal reading discussion in the DC
11/15 The Liberal Bible (I)
Leader: _____________________
Monroe chs 2-3
Theissen appendix Bauckham ch 6
The Empire's Messiah Luke, Johnson ch 9
11/17 The Empire's Messiah (continued)
Preachers: _____________________
Theissen chs 11-15 Howard-Brook ch 4, Bauckham ch 2
Exercise on the New Testament in a church service due (extended to 11/22; revision still due 11/29)
11/22 Creation's Messiah (with Margaret Chapman)
Preachers: _____________________
John, Johnson ch 24
11/24 Thanksgiving
11/28 Informal reading discussion in the DC
11/29 The Liberal Bible (II)
Leader: _____________________
Monroe chs 4-6 and Reconnoitering I
Creation's Messiah (continued) Theissen chs 16-18 and epilogue Howard-Brook ch 5, Bauckham ch 5

Extra-credit exercise on the gospels due (revision due 12/6)

12/1 Rivals' Messiahs
Preachers: _____________________
1-3 John, Johnson ch 25
  Hopkins chs 4, 8
Exercise on a passage in a synoptic gospel due (revision due 12/8)
12/6 Standardization: Canons, Creeds, and Councils   Bauckham chs 3, 7
Exercise on the entrance exam due
12/8 The Untamed Bible
Preachers: _____________________

 

Monroe chs 10-12
  Hays pp 190-201
Last Words  
12/13 Final exam (Tuesday noon-2 p.m.)
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