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Mobile Ed: NT301 The Gospels as Ancient Biography: A Theological and Historical Perspective (4 hour course)
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Mobile Ed: NT301 The Gospels as Ancient Biography: A Theological and Historical Perspective (4 hour course)


Lexham Press 2014–2016

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Dr. Jonathan Pennington, a specialist in the Gospels, discusses how to interpret these ancient biographies based on their genre rather than focusing only on their content. This course shows how a literary reading of the Gospels reveals the beauty of Jesus’ life.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Explain the genre of the gospels
  • Approach the account of Jesus’ life from a literary perspective
  • Understand strategies for reading the gospels together

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Defining “Gospel”
  • The Gospels as Greek Biographies
  • Why Do We Need the Gospels?
  • Cultural Hermeneutics for the Gospels
  • A Literary Reading of the Gospels
  • The Joy and Angst of Having Four Gospels
  • What Is Our Goal in Reading the Gospels?
  • Conclusion

Product Details

  • Title: NT301 The Gospels as Ancient Biography: A Theological and Historical Perspective
  • Instructor: Jonathan T. Pennington
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 4

About the Instructor

Dr. Jonathan T. Pennington is the associate professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also served as a visiting professor at Southeastern Seminary, as well as the Institute of Biblical Studies in Orlando, Florida and Melbourne, Australia.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.