New Testament Survey

Course Description:
In this course, students will not only learn about the New Testament and all of its 27 books and letters; they will also explore how the New Testament has shaped the social, cultural, ethical, and political landscape of Western society today.

Like its Old Testament counterpart, this course consists of five units. The first unit is an overview of the New Testament within its historical and cultural contexts. The second unit describes the impact the New Testament has had on Western ideals, such as morality, education, the welfare of children, and the abolition of slavery. The third unit examines the New Testament’s influence on Western law and government, including the American Revolution, just war theory, and the women’s rights movement. The fourth unit describes the impact that the New Testament has had on literature and music, including The Canterbury Tales, “Amazing Grace,” Les Misérables, and Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Finally, the fifth unit examines Western artwork inspired by the New Testament, including Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Caravaggio’s Conversion of St. Paul, and Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment.

In New Testament Survey, students will learn the powerful influence that God’s Word has had throughout history, and they may even find themselves determined to use the New Testament to engage and transform their culture.

Recommended Prerequisites:

Grade Level:
9th-12th Grade recommended

Course Types Available:
Full course (0.5 credits)