NE506: NEW TESTAMENT EXEGESIS: PHILIPPIANS. Blaine Charette.
DESCRIPTION: exegesis is concerned with the careful application of the principles of biblical interpretation to the Greek text of a New Testament document. This exegetical analysis of Philippians will give close attention to its historical and literary contexts, its grammatical and thematic structures and its theological and pastoral significance
SIGNIFICANCE FOR LIFE AND MINISTRY: Proficiency in exegetical method greatly increases oneÕs effectiveness as a preacher or teacher. It also improves oneÕs personal study of the Scriptures, contributing to spiritual growth and development. A disciplined approach to exegesis helps the student of Scripture become a responsible hearer of the text and competent to help others to hear and understand.
the ongoing dialogue on the meaning of this and other NT documents;
and community life;
4. An ability to translate this and other NT writings using appropriate tools
COURSE FORMAT: The course meets for three hours, once a week, for lecture, discussion and presentations based on reading the Greek text of Philippians and secondary literature.
á Stephen E. Fowl. Philippians. Eerdmans, 2005. [235 pp.] ISBN: 0802825516. $24.
á John P. Heil. Philippians: Let Us Rejoice in Being Conformed to Christ. SBL, 2010. [185 pp.] ISBN: 1589834828. $26.
á L. Ann Jervis. At the Heart of the Gospel. Eerdmans, 2007. [137 pp.] ISBN: 0802839932. $16.
á Jerry L. Sumney. Philippians: A Greek StudentÕs Intermediate Reader. Hendrickson, 2007. [157 pp.] ISBN: 080104779X. $18.
á See also the Biblical Division bibliography ÒLinguistic and Exegetical Books Required in the Master of Divinity ProgramÓ available online and in the Academic Advising office.
á Gordon D. Fee. PaulÕs Letter to the Philippians. Eerdmans, 1995.
á Ralph P. Martin. A Hymn of Christ. IVP, 1997.
á James W. Thompson. Moral Formation According to Paul. Baker, 2011.
ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENT:
1. are to be completed for each class (% of grade).
2. Aexegetical o a passage from Philippians (35% of grade).
3. A sermon outline on a passage from Philippians ( % of grade).
4. A theological essay based on the Jervis book (20% of grade).
PREREQUISITES: LG512, NE502, and NS501.
RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM: Meets M.Div. core requirement in New Testament Exegesis.
FINAL EXAMINATION: None.