The New Testament: A Bible Study Course

University of London
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The New Testament: A Bible Study Course

University of London
(1 customer review)

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Gain fresh insights into the New Testament in this life-changing course.

Perhaps no other text has so greatly influenced Western civilization as the New Testament. And yet, it also remains widely misunderstood—even among lifelong Christians.

Now, The New Testament: A Bible Study Course answers your most important questions about its twenty-seven books. Taught by Fr. Nicholas King, a longtime Oxford lecturer and Bible translator, these 36 engaging lectures give you access to modern scholarship on the New Testament. Fr. King’s original translations breathe new life into the

Audio Sample:

Gain fresh insights into the New Testament in this life-changing course.

Perhaps no other text has so greatly influenced Western civilization as the New Testament. And yet, it also remains widely misunderstood—even among lifelong Christians.

Now, The New Testament: A Bible Study Course answers your most important questions about its twenty-seven books. Taught by Fr. Nicholas King, a longtime Oxford lecturer and Bible translator, these 36 engaging lectures give you access to modern scholarship on the New Testament. Fr. King’s original translations breathe new life into the words you have so often heard and studied, accurately conveying the mood of the original documents.

After a fascinating general introduction to the New Testament, you will take a fresh look at the Pauline epistles. You will enjoy four lectures on each of the Gospels before looking at Acts of the Apostles, the general epistles, and Revelation. Finally, you will consider the important themes of Christ’s Resurrection, divine inspiration, and the necessity of the Old Testament.

Above all, you will gain a fuller sense of Jesus as a devout Jew who was telling the old story of God and the People of God in a new way. And as Jesus preached, the gospel message is open to all.

This scriptural journey will fill you with the excitement and freshness that pervades the writings of the New Testament. Embark on it today.

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  • Introduction: Welcome to the New Testament
  • Starting with Paul: The Earliest Texts
  • Romans: An Attempt at Being Diplomatic
  • 1 Corinthians: Dealing with a Divided Church
  • 1 Thessalonians and the Letter to Philemon
  • 2 Corinthians and Philippians: Different Challenges
  • The Disputed Pauline Letters
  • The Pastoral Letters
  • The Evangelist Mark: The Inventor of the Gospel Form
  • The Marcan “Sandwich”
  • Mark and the Passion Story
  • Mark . . . and Some Question Marks
  • The Evangelist Matthew: The “Schoolmaster” to Mark
  • The Beginning and the Ending of the Gospel of Matthew
  • Matthew: “The Gospel of the Church”
  • Matthew’s Gospel and Judaism
  • Luke: The Supreme Artist
  • The Lucan Journey
  • Luke: The Gospel of the Holy Spirit, Prayer, and Joy
  • Luke and Judaism
  • The Gospel of John and Its Prologue: A Different Approach
  • The Johannine Jesus
  • The Passion Narrative in John
  • The Resurrection Stories in John
  • 1, 2, and 3 John: The Deeper Meaning of the Gospel
  • The Letter to the Hebrews: A Great Theologian Talks about Jesus
  • 1 & 2 Peter: How to Live in the Church
  • The Letter of James: Sharp Social Commentary?
  • Acts of the Apostles, Part I: The Gospel of the Holy Spirit
  • Acts of the Apostles, Part II: The Word Spreads to the Gentiles
  • Acts of the Apostles, Part III: To the Ends of the Earth
  • The Book of Revelation, Part I: Introduction
  • The Book of Revelation, Part II: A New Heaven and a New Earth
  • The Importance of the Old Testament
  • Inspiration
  • The Resurrection of Jesus

Fr. Nicholas King, S.J., is currently Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Heythrop College, University of London. Previously, he was Chair of the Catholic Biblical Association and Visiting Professor at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, where he taught New Testament and Koine Greek. For 12 years, he was a lecturer in the same subjects at Oxford University. Prior to coming to Oxford, he taught in South Africa, where he served as a District Observer for its first democratic elections. He has published a new translation of the New Testament (published by Kevin Mayhew in 2008), and more recently a translation of the entire Greek Bible (available from the same publisher). He studied Classics at Oxford University at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is the Provincial’s Delegate for Formation for the Jesuits in Britain.

Praise for Nicholas King

Nick King combines outstanding scholarship with wide teaching and pastoral experience in different contexts. His work reflects all that is best in contemporary biblical study, and his remarkable translation of the Bible arises from that lifetime of service.”
– Christopher Rowland, University of Oxford 

“Fr Nicholas King is an experienced teacher of the New Testament, having been lecturing and guiding study of the New Testament at Oxford University for many years. Like his own translation of the New Testament, his teaching is always lively and original, the product not only of scholarship but also of prayer and devotional reflection. As well as being a scholar, he is also valuable as a spiritual director. 
– Dom Henry Wansbrough, O.S.B., University of Oxford

 “Father Nicholas King, best known and admired for his fresh translation of the entire Greek Bible, has been an inspiring and much-loved teacher of biblical studies and Greek in South Africa, Oxford and most recently Boston. I warmly recommend his wisdom, spiritual insight and seasoned expertise in introducing the New Testament.”
– Professor Markus Bockmuehl, Keble College, Oxford

1 review for The New Testament: A Bible Study Course

  1. Joe

    I took many pages of notes!

    I enjoyed how the presenter talked about each of the books in a very informative manner. I took many pages of notes.

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