NTS 501 – Survey of the Gospels
NTS 501 – Survey of the Gospels, a 2 credit hour course of studies in the Masters programs of Reformation International Theological Seminary.
Course Description: 2 credit hours
This course is designed to be a study of various issues and themes in the New Testament books, called the Gospels. This includes a study of an introduction to the entire New Testament, covering the groundwork of history and geography, as well as biography and interpretation. This should be an invaluable guide to the integrity, magnificence, and plentitude of the writings that constitute the New Testament. The lectures, after dealing with a neo-orthodox view of Scripture and affirming the integrity and inspiration of Scripture, proceed to study the various aspects of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, from His birth to His resurrection, and His commissioning of the disciples.
Required Materials for the Course (see below for more information and purchase)
NTS 501 – Course Payment – Survey of the Gospels (2 credit hours)
This covers the tuition payment for this 2 credit course.
LECTURES: Survey of the Gospels Lectures and Outlines (DOWNLOADABLE VERSION with 17 audio MP3 lectures, PDF transcripts & PDF Outline)
These lectures were given in a classroom seminary setting in the 1980s by Dr. Morton Smith. They include some student questions and are an excellent survey of the books involved spending more time on some particularly troublesome passages and scanning over other sections. The lectures are transcribed and outlines and provided to the student along with the lectures.
The audio lectures are in an MP3 format and are available by electronic download.
TEXTBOOK: The New Testament, An Introduction to its Literature and History by J. Gresham Machen
This book is required reading and has questions in the book that need to be answered.
TEXTBOOK: A Harmony of the Gospels of the Life of Christ by A. T. Robertson (provided as PDF with lectures)
This book is required reading along with the lectures.