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Mobile Ed: NT211 Introducing the Gospels and Acts: Their Background, Nature, and Purpose (audio)
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Mobile Ed: NT211 Introducing the Gospels and Acts: Their Background, Nature, and Purpose (audio)

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Lexham Press 2015

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.
$59.99

Overview

Study the key events of the Gospels and the book of Acts with prolific New Testament scholar Dr. Darrell L. Bock. Dr. Bock walks you through the pivotal events of history that shaped the social, religious, and political environment of Jesus and the early church. Find out why the religious leaders wanted Jesus crucified and how the resurrection demonstrated God’s approval of Jesus as Messiah. Discover how the early church remembered, shared, and recorded the events of Jesus’ life, and how those events became the catalyst for ministry in the book of Acts. Learn about the literary features of the gospel genre and why some “gospels” were not included in the New Testament.

Dr. Bock—an internationally recognized authority on theology and culture—developed this course for the Mobile Education platform so that you can read the Gospels and Acts with fresh eyes.

This is the audio only version of NT211 Introducing the Gospels and Acts: Their Background, Nature, and Purpose. To purchase the full course, click here.

Introduction

  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Background to the New Testament

  • Understanding Backgrounds
  • The Nature of Judaism
  • Alexander the Great
  • Hellenization and First Maccabees
  • Jewish Responses to Hellenism
  • The Temple Story
  • The Start of the Maccabean War
  • The Impact of Hellenism and the War on Jewish Identity
  • The Romans in the Holy Land
  • Psalms of Solomon
  • The Ministry of Jesus
  • Forgiving Sins: The Healing of the Paralytic
  • Messing with the Sabbath
  • Challenging Tradition and Ritual Purity
  • Claiming to Be King
  • Cleansing the Temple
  • The New Testament Collection

Unit 2: The Nature and Purpose of the Gospels

  • Orality and Memory
  • The Value of a Voice
  • The Quality and Types of Orality
  • Corporate and Individual Memory
  • Examples of Memory
  • The Gospel Genre
  • The Dates of the Gospels
  • The Authorship of Mark
  • The Authorship of Luke
  • The Authorship of Matthew
  • The Authorship of John
  • The Four Gospels
  • Four Perspectives
  • The Missing Gospels
  • Gnosticism
  • The Gospel of Thomas
  • Background of the Gnostic Creation Story
  • The Gnostic Creation Story
  • Summary of the Missing Gospels
  • Summary of the Nature and Purpose of the Gospels

Unit 3: Resurrection in the Gospel Accounts

  • An Introduction to Resurrection
  • Resurrection in Judaism and the Graeco-Roman World
  • Jesus’ Predictions about His Resurrection
  • Resurrection and the Old Testament
  • Jesus at His Jewish Examination
  • Resurrection in Mark’s Gospel
  • Resurrection in Matthew’s Gospel
  • Resurrection in Luke’s Gospel
  • Resurrection in John’s Gospel
  • The Credibility of the Resurrection
  • The Significance of the Resurrection

Unit 4: The Early Church in Acts

  • The Ascension of Jesus
  • Pentecost: The Spirit and the Resurrection
  • Pentecost: The Exaltation
  • To the Gentiles
  • Jew and Gentile Together: The Jerusalem Council
  • Jew and Gentile Together: Ephesians 2
  • Persecution and Martyrdom: Acts 4
  • Persecution and Martyrdom: Stephen
  • Persecution and Martyrdom: Paul
  • The Gospel Message
  • The Core Message of the Gospel
  • The House Church

Conclusion

  • Course Summary

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Darrell L. Bock, research professor of New Testament studies and professor of spiritual development and culture at Dallas Theological Seminary, serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today, and is on the board of Chosen People Ministries and Wheaton College. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Bock served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society.

He has earned international recognition as a Humboldt Scholar for his work in Luke-Acts, historical Jesus study, biblical theology, as well as with messianic Jewish ministries. He has published articles in the Los Angeles Times and The Dallas Morning News and is a well-known author of over 30 books. His publications include Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods, Jesus according to Scripture, an NIV Application Commentary on Luke, Breaking the Da Vinci Code, and commentaries on Acts and Luke in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series.