NT301 The Gospels as Ancient Biography: A Theological and Historical Perspective

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Dr. Jonathan Pennington, a specialist in the Gospels, discusses how to interpret these ancient biographies based on their genre rather than focusing only on their content. This course shows how a literary reading of the Gospels reveals the beauty of Jesus’ life.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course
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Introducing the Speaker and the Course

1m

What Are the Gospels?

The Meaning of “Gospel”
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The Meaning of “Gospel”

3m
Using the Bible Word Study to Discover Usages of the Word “Gospel”
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Using the Bible Word Study to Discover Usages of the Word “Gospel”

5m
“Gospel” in the Gospels
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“Gospel” in the Gospels

6m
Gospels as Bios: Genre Options
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Gospels as Bios: Genre Options

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Customizing the Passage Guide to Look at Genre Coding
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Customizing the Passage Guide to Look at Genre Coding

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Gospels as Bios: Adapting a Graeco-Roman Genre
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Gospels as Bios: Adapting a Graeco-Roman Genre

9m
Gospels as Bios: Particular Aspects in the Gospels
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Gospels as Bios: Particular Aspects in the Gospels

10m
Gospels as Bios: Implications
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Gospels as Bios: Implications

10m
Gospels: A Fuller Definition
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Gospels: A Fuller Definition

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Why Do We Need the Gospels?

The Gospels: Benign Neglect
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The Gospels: Benign Neglect

4m
Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 1
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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 1

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Using the Context Menu to Research “Abba”
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Using the Context Menu to Research “Abba”

4m
Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 2
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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 2

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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 3
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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 3

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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 4
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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 4

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Finding Allusions to Exodus in the Gospel of Matthew
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Finding Allusions to Exodus in the Gospel of Matthew

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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 5
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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 5

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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 6
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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 6

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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 7
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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 7

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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 8
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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 8

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Discovering Narrative Preaching Illustrations with the Sermon Starter Guide
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Discovering Narrative Preaching Illustrations with the Sermon Starter Guide

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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 9
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Why We Need the Gospels: Reason 9

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How Do We Deal with Having Four Gospels?

Introduction: To Harmonize or Not
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Introduction: To Harmonize or Not

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Four Gospel Accounts: The Angst
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Four Gospel Accounts: The Angst

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Using Different Synopses to Analyze the Gospels
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Using Different Synopses to Analyze the Gospels

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Four Gospel Accounts: Harmonizing Solutions
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Four Gospel Accounts: Harmonizing Solutions

12m
Four Gospel Accounts: The Joy
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Four Gospel Accounts: The Joy

10m

How Do We Read the Gospels?

Cultural Hermeneutics: The Prodigal Son Goes to Russia
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Cultural Hermeneutics: The Prodigal Son Goes to Russia

8m
Studying Background Information with the Faithlife Study Bible and Factbook
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Studying Background Information with the Faithlife Study Bible and Factbook

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Cultural Hermeneutics: The Crescent through the Eyes of the Cross
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Cultural Hermeneutics: The Crescent through the Eyes of the Cross

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Narrative Analysis: Introduction
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Narrative Analysis: Introduction

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Narrative Analysis: A Model for the Gospels
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Narrative Analysis: A Model for the Gospels

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Narrative Analysis: Method
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Narrative Analysis: Method

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Narrative Analysis: Payoff and Limitations
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Narrative Analysis: Payoff and Limitations

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Narrative Analysis: Circles of Context
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Narrative Analysis: Circles of Context

13m
Narrative Analysis: Application (Luke 7:1–10)
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Narrative Analysis: Application (Luke 7:1–10)

7m
Doing Narrative Analysis with the Explorer and Sentence Diagramming Tools
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Doing Narrative Analysis with the Explorer and Sentence Diagramming Tools

8m

What Is Our Goal in Reading the Gospels?

Introduction: Why We Ask the Question
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Introduction: Why We Ask the Question

10m
Centrality of the Gospels: Historical Arguments
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Centrality of the Gospels: Historical Arguments

8m
Searching for Early Church Uses of “Gospel” with the Bible Word Study Guide
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Searching for Early Church Uses of “Gospel” with the Bible Word Study Guide

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Centrality of the Gospels: Canonical and Theological Arguments
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Centrality of the Gospels: Canonical and Theological Arguments

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Centrality of the Gospels: Implications
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Centrality of the Gospels: Implications

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Using the Topic Guide to Find a Gospel’s Themes in the Rest of Scripture
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Using the Topic Guide to Find a Gospel’s Themes in the Rest of Scripture

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