Is the New Testament relevant in our modern secular culture? New Testament Survey will show students the connection of the New Testament to the Old Testament and the importance of these sacred Scriptures to the western world today by highlighting how Christianity has used the eternal truth of the New Testament to influence and impact the mindsets of people that are responsible for shaping the social, political, ethical, and cultural ideas over the past several centuries.
Students will travel through five units surveying the historical accuracy of the life of Christ and the Early Church with an overview of each book of the New Testament. Moving forward students will recognize how Scripture has formed the concepts of freedom, law, social and legal justice, as well how those concepts have led to the founding of hospitals, schools, and other civic institutions. They will investigate the role the New Testament played in the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, and other aspects of early American history and daily life. Finally, students will explore the influence of Scripture upon many classical works of literature and the impact of a biblical worldview upon renowned works of art in Western society.
Students will learn the powerful influence that God’s Word has had throughout history, recognize the remnants of that influence in our culture today, and may even find themselves determined to use the New Testament to engage with and transform their culture now and into the future.
9th-12th Grade recommended
Course Types Available:
Full course (0.5 credits)