New Testament Theology

New Testament Theology

Professor Richard Walton
The course is part of the bachelor program in Theology and will be held from 4th  to 8th of May from 18:00 to 21:00 hours in the building of St Trivellius institute Address: Sofia, 14 Antim I Str, fl. 6.

 

Graduate students, who attend the course, will receive credits for the theological module. The lectures are open to listeners.

The course in New Testament theology is an introduction to the study of Biblical theology. It will be applied to the study of the New Testament. The student will understand the difference between systematic theology and biblical theology and how to understand the Scriptures in terms of Biblical Theology.
 
Lectures and personal study will be made on the theological themes of the New Testament, and unique theological themes from different authors of the books of the New Testament.
 
The aim of studying Biblical Theology is to understand how Scripture raises theological issues related to life in the first century AD, and to be able to use Theology to ask appropriate questions about the application of Theology in today's world.
 
The material that needs to be addressed is very wide and hours in class will not be enough to address important issues. Assignments will be given that complement the material discussed in class. The course will serve as an introduction to Theology presented by various authors of Scripture under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Their deeper study will require a lifetime. The desire of the professor is that this Introduction to the New Testament theology would cause the student to continue study and learn serving our glorious Savior, Jesus Christ.
 
Textbooks:
 
Milne, Bruce, Handbook of Systematic Theology, New Man, Sofia, 1995
Scott D. Julius, New Testament themes Eagle Press, Sofia, 2005
White, John, Fighting, New Man, Sofia, 1993
Further reading:
Ryrie, Charles, Basic Theology, Faithful, Sofia, 1998
Erickson, Millard, Systematic Theology, New Man, Sofia 2001
Packer, AI, knowledge of God, Newbie, Sofia 1993
Tozer, AW, Knowledge of the Holy God, Newbie, Sofia, 1993
Bibliography:
 The following texts are in English and are available in the library of St. Triveliy
Elwell, Walter, ed. Evangelical Dictionary of Evangelical Theology, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 1998
Gutherie, Donald, New Testament Theology, IVP, Downers Grove, 1981
Hawthorne, Gerald F. et.al. Dictionary of Paul & His Letters, IVP, Downers Grove, 1993
Ladd, George E, A Theology of the New Testament, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 1993
_____________, The Gospel of the Kingdom, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 1950
Morris, Leon, New Testament Theology, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 1986
Ryrie, Charles, Biblical Theology of the New Testament, Moody Press, Chicago, 1959
Stanley, Charles, The Wonderful Spirit Filled Life, Nelson. Nashville, 1992
Zuck, Roy, editor, A Biblical Theology of the New Testament, Moody Press, Chicago, 1994
 
Plan topics for study
 
1. Introduction to the course
            a. History and Development of New Testament Theology
            b. Revelation in the New Testament
2. Theology in the Synoptic Gospels
            a. Personality and work of Christ
            b. Son
            c. Son of God
            d. Gospel of the Kingdom
            e. Holy Spirit
3. Theology of the Gospel and the message of John
            a. Christology in the Gospel of John
            b. Promise of the Holy Spirit
            c. Theological themes in the epistles of John
                        1. Eternal life
                        2. Antichrist
                        3. Sin
                        4. The Christian life
4. Theology of Acts
            a. ministry of the Holy Spirit
            b. Church
            c. mission of the church
5. Theology in the Epistles of St. Paul
            a. Christology
            b. Salvation
            c. Church
            d. eschatology
            e. Christian life
6. Theology in the message to the Jewish church
            a. God's greatness
b. Christology
            c. Faith and Christian life
7. Theology in Pastoral Epistles (James, Peter, Judas)
8. Theology in Revelation Jesus Christ
9. The problem of unity and diversity in the New Testament canon