The author of The Book of Acts states that the approach of this course is unapologetically Protestant, evangelical, conservative, and Pentecostal. You will know and be able to defend the evidences for the traditional dating and authorship of Acts as well as explain why these are important to the historical reliability and spiritual authority of the book. You will gain a new appreciation for the work of the Holy Spirit and the foundations from which Pentecostal theology and practice have developed. Your relationship with Christ and your determination to be involved in building God’s kingdom will be enhanced.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Analyze the basic teachings of the book of Acts.2.Reconstruct the major characteristics, purposes, and theological emphasis of Acts.3.Identify the first-century Palestinian Jewish and Greco-Roman backgrounds of the book of Acts (including relevant history, literature, language usage, culture, customs, and social/religious/economic/political structures).4.Explain the general principles of biblical interpretation, and apply them to specific passages in Acts.5.Select the principles of interpretation specific to the book of Acts, and apply them to specific passages within the book.6.Apply principles of our Christian faith and practice from Acts into interpersonal relationships.7.Integrate the major themes of Acts into spoken and written communication.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%•