This Bible course will be taught by Dr. Alastair Roberts. This course will run from September 25th through December 9th. The syllabus is available here.
John, the fourth of the Gospels, stands out from the Synoptic Gospels that precede it in both content and style. Together with the book of Revelation, also written by John and with which it is structurally and thematically related, it invites and rewards sustained reflection. However, as both books require extensive familiarity with the rest of the Scriptures and an informed alertness to John’s literary artistry, they are difficult to understand and many of their depths go unrecognized. This course will guide students in their reading of both these books, equipping them to unlock their treasures.
Dr. Alastair Roberts (PhD, University of Durham) is a Teaching Fellow of The Theopolis Institute and lecturer for Davenant Hall, a leading evangelical blogger and writer, and one of the hosts of the Mere Fidelity podcast. He is currently completing a free chapter-by-chapter audio commentary on the whole Bible. He is a co-author of Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption Through Scripture (2018). He is married to Susannah, and they divide their time between the UK and the US.
Online only, runs 10 weeks, meeting 2hr/wk. via Zoom. Students will also have the option to participate in class discussion in the Davenant Common Room Discord server. Register now to reserve your spot. The course will proceed contingent on sufficient enrollment; on rare occasions, a class has to be cancelled due to insufficient interest. Once the registration period closes, the class meeting time will be set on the basis of a poll of availability from registrants. In case of cancellation or scheduling conflicts, students will be eligible for a refund or a transfer to another course.
This is a graduate-level course. Although a BA is not a necessary pre-requisite for this course, students should come prepared to do graduate-level work.