NT265The Acts of The Apostle
NT265 : The Acts of The Apostle (1.5 Credit)
Academic Year : 2020-2021
About this course
This course examines the book of Acts as a literary and theological document by paying attention to the intended purpose of Acts, the historical context of the Greco-
Roman world, and insights from archaeology. We will also explore the expansion of the church and the various themes in Acts that include the Holy Spirit, persecution and suffering, conflicts in ministry, Pauline mission to the Gentiles, speeches, journey motifs, and recent emerging critical methodologies, amongst others.
We will also pay attention to significant turning points in the narrative in Acts that have impact for mission, expansion, and growth of the early church, and then consider how we may draw lessons from these narratives in our church today, particularly in the post-COVID-19 context.
Lecturer : Lim Kar YongRev Dr Lim Kar Yong is Lecturer in New Testament Studies, Director of Postgraduate Studies, and Director of the Centre for Bible Engagement at Seminari Theoloji Malaysia, Seremban. He also serves as Adjunct Lecturer in a number of seminaries in Malaysia and in the region. Kar Yong has authored 3 books and numerous essays. His personal website is found at www.karyonglim.com
Venue: Zoom Classroom , own study place
October 23, 30
November 6, 20, 27