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The Early New Testament Church
SEMESTER 2 2021
Monday Daytime Unit
The church is far from perfect; whether we have in mind the early church or the church today. How did the church get started? What issues did those first Christians struggle with? How did God use his people to spread the light of the gospel from its beginnings in Judea and Jerusalem to the very heart of the Roman Empire?
In this unit, we study the Acts of the Apostles, or (to put it differently) the Acts of the risen Lord Jesus. We trace how God was at work through his imperfect but faithful people. We will also look at some of the letters of the New Testament in the setting that Acts provides, and see how they give us a window into the issues faced by the early church – and how the apostles dealt with these issues on the basis of the truth of the gospel of Christ. It is an interesting glimpse into the church then, and it provides guidance as the Lord Jesus continues to work through his imperfect people today.
Lecturers: Dr Alan Thompson and Rev Anthony Brammall
AQF level: 5
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Times: Mondays 12.00pm-12.50pm + 2.10pm-3.00pm + 3.05pm-3.55pm
Dates: 12, 19, 26 July; 2, 16, 23, 30 August; 6 September; 11, 18, 25 October; 1 November 2021 (Exam period = 11-22 November)
Location: Roberts-Dale Campus, 140 Croydon Avenue, Croydon Park 2133
Credit Points and Costs:
ANT002 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments) - $390 on-campus*/$351 off-campus*
NT002-512 = 12cp (1 unit) - UCMin, UCTh, DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh - $2520
*2021 LECTURE MODES:
On-Campus: units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only, with a limit on numbers (for Covid safety).
Off-campus: units in this mode are delivered live online only, that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.
Hybrid: units in this mode are delivered both on-campus (limited face-to-face numbers) and off-campus (live online) concurrently.