Theology of James, Peter, and Jude
Zondervan Academic

Theology of James, Peter, and Jude

This course offers a comprehensive exploration of the theology of James, 1-2 Peter, and Jude, including introductory issues and major themes, and also shows how each book relates to the broad picture of New Testament theology.

At a Glance

  • Overview of the main themes of James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude
  • Introduction to the background and cultural setting of the general epistles with discussion on current scholarship related to these books
  • Access to all course material—video lectures, readings, key concept reviews, and quizzes
  • Access to the Cerego learning system to build memory retention of course objectives
  • 24/7 access for 12 months to complete the course at your own pace

Advanced

120 hours

 

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More Details

The Theology of James, Peter, and Jude course, taught by Peter Davids, offers a comprehensive study of the General or Catholic Epistles, which are often insufficiently covered in broader New Testament introductions and surveys.

IBefore discussing a theology of each of the four letters, Davids deals with their common aspects—their shared background in the Greco-Roman world and similar Christology, view of the source of sin, and eschatology—thus justifying their being treated together. Davids then embarks upon a theological reading of each letter informed by its social-rhetorical understanding—what they meant in the context of their original cultural settings—that includes a survey of recent scholarship, a discussion of relevant introductory issues, thematic commentary, treatment of important theological themes, and a discussion of the place of each letter in the biblical canon.

Perfect for upper-division students, pastors, and discerning informal students of theology alike, the Theology of James, Peter, and Jude course offers a comprehensive exploration of the theology of each book, including introductory issues and major themes, and shows how each book relates to the broad picture of New Testament theology.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. James: Recent Scholarship and Introductory Issues
  3. James: A Literary-Theological Reading
  4. James: Important Theological Themes and Canonical Contribution
  5. First Peter: Recent Scholarship and Introductory Issues
  6. First Peter: A Thematic and Rhetorical Commentary
  7. First Peter: Important Theological Themes and Canonical Contribution
  8. Review and Midterm
  9. Second Peter: Scholarship and Introductory Issues
  10. Second Peter: A Thematic Commentary
  11. Second Peter: Important Theological Themes and Canonical Contribution
  12. Jude: Recent Scholarship and Introductory Issues
  13. Jude: A Thematic Commentary
  14. Jude: Important Theological Themes and Canonical Contribution
  15. Review and Final

 

About the Technology

Author & Instructor

Peter H. Davids
Dr. Peter H. Davids

Ph.D., University of Manchester

Peter H. Davids is visiting professor in Christianity at Houston Baptist University and visiting professor of Bible and applied theology Houston Graduate School of Theology. He is author of numerous books, including Reading Jude with New Eyes, The Epistle of James (NIGTC), The Epistle of 1 Peter (NICNT), James (NIBC), and A Biblical Theology of James, Peter, and Jude. He coedited with Ralph P. Martin The Dictionary of the Latter New Testament and Its Developments.