1 & 2 Peter: Living As Both Permanent & Temporary Residents

NT264, 1.5 CREDITS

COURSE DETAILS

Fees:

S$225 (Credit)
S$90 (Audit)



* Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount.

* Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on audit course(s).

Format:

Private Study

 

Online Video Lectures *

 

The course content is divided into 8 sessions, with approx. 1 hour of recorded lecture for each session (see course sessions and topics, below).**

 

* Audio lectures are also included, for those who prefer lectures in that format.

** Session 7 has a shorter lecture and Session 8 has no lecture

 

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The Lecturer & Tutor

Rev Dr Bruce Winter

holds a PhD in Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney and has a long standing interest in the intersection of the first-century Graeco-Roman World and the New Testament. He has published 4 books on this important theme, including the influential study After Paul left Corinth (2001) and is also the Series editor and a contributor to the 5 volumes on The Book of Acts in its First Century Setting (1993-96).

 

Bruce has lectured at Moore Theological College, Beeson Divinity School, and the Queensland Theological College, where he was Principal until retirement at the end of 2011. For 19 years he was Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge, a member of the Divinity Faculty, Cambridge University, and a Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge.

About the Course

The Christians to whom Peter wrote both his letters were living in the Asian section of the East of the Roman Empire. It was a time of enormous economic growth and personal wealth. Peter was concerned that the Christians there would be consumed by consumerism and lose the important focus on the future.

Peter also was concerned that they should be now living fruitful lives just as his Lord had taught in the parable of the sower and the seed, and not to allow the cares and riches of this life to result in Christians being unfruitful. This course traces how Peter taught that this had to be overcome. Both 1 and 2 Peter are highly relevant for Singaporean Christians today.

Course Objectives

In the course, participants will:

a) Develop an overview of 1 & 2 Peter, understanding their authorship, purpose, structure, themes and message.
b) Gain rich insight into the historical background to the people, places, speeches and other references in 1 & 2 Peter
c) Grow spiritually, through appreciating how the promise of ‘an inheritance. . . kept in heaven (1 Pet. 1:4) allows us to live godly lives now

Academic Information

Required Readings: Students enrolling are required to read through 1 and 2 Peter intensively.

Assignments:

  1. MCQ [20%]
  2. Book Review [30%]
  3. Essay [50%]
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