BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation Instructor: Bruce Terry Section: 01 (Fall 1997) Office: Biblical Studies, Room 230 Day/Time: MWF 8:00-8:50am Telephone: 915/674-3759; Box: 29426 Room: 120, Biblical Studies Office Hours: MTWTF 9:00-11:00am Three classmates' 1. names and 2. phone numbers: 3.
Robert H. Gundry's A Survey of the New Testament (page numbers are given below from the third edition)
Do NOT miss class simply because you do not have an assignment finished. Do NOT miss class if you can possibly come; save any absences for sickness or death in the family. If you have an extended illness, please contact me to let me know.
Kindly try to be a class on time. If you are consistently tardy for no good reason, I reserve the right to count three tardies as an absence.
If you have to leave early, please inform me before class. Do not schedule extra work, doctor's appointments, etc. during class time if at all possible. If you are too frequent in leaving early, I reserve the right to count early departures as a partial absence, adversely affecting your grade.
The written essays will be graded as completed or not completed, although essays that do not address the assigned topic can be turned back as not completed. Do at least four of the six assigned. One page is defined as 27 double-spaced typewritten lines (counting the title, but not your name) with 1" margins, or one handwritten page on narrow rule paper, or one and a quarter handwritten pages on wide rule paper (handwritten pages should have no right margin, be complete to the bottom, and skip no lines). I have assigned topics below; the student is expected to develop his or her own thesis. The thesis can relate to either the scriptures or a modern application of the scriptures. In either case, I highly value a paper which includes a good use of scripture in the paper, but not one which is composed almost entirely of quotations and/or paraphrase of scripture. Papers turned in more than one week late will receive half of the credit they would have received if turned in on time.
Draw or trace a map or maps (two or four) of the four journeys of Paul (three missionary and trip to Rome) throughout the Roman world in the first century A.D. showing the routes and all cities visited along the way for each journey. If two or more journeys are included on one map, distinquish the routes by using different colors or types of lines (e.g., solid, broken, dashed, etc.). Extra credit may be given for neatness, detail, and good use of color. N.B.: In lieu of drawing or tracing, it is acceptable to photocopy an outline map of the region and fill it in with the above; however, it is not acceptable to photocopy a map which has any of the above marked on it. You must fill it in.
You will be expected to make an appointment with me to visit me in my office at least once before the end of September.
Group work in and out of class will be graded based on the successful posting of work done by the group to the listserver at FRESHMAN@bible.acu.edu. Work posted within 36 hours of the end of the class at which it is assigned will be considered for full credit; work posted after that will receive no more than half credit. Only one person in each group should post the work done by the group, but the whole group will receive credit for the work. Everyone in class should obtain an e-mail address and submit it to the teacher for inclusion in the mailing list; no one who fails to do this will receive credit for group work.
Exam questions can come from the lectures or assigned readings from either the textbook or the New Testament. The final exam will cover material from the whole course.
I will give excused absences for the World Mission Workshop at Pepperdine. Students who go will be expected to attend at least a one hour session for each hour missed and turn in a one- page report on the session attended. The reports will count as attendance grades.
Ten points will be given for attendance. One point will be deducted for each class missed, including those missed for illness. The only exception to this will be those who miss on official school business and have an official notice to this effect. Two grace days will be given to allow for absences due to illness and excused absences for official school business. This means that twelve absences will result in your final grade being lowered by one letter. In addition, should you have 13 absences, no grade higher than a C will be given. If you have 14 absences, no grade higher than a D will be given. Note well: Grace days will be applied first to excused absences.
If a student should miss as many as fifteen class periods, I will ask the dean's office to drop that student from the class. This may result in your being dropped from all classes and/or the lost of financial aid. Should the dean's office not drop you at 15 absences, a grade of F will be assigned if you have as many as 16 absences. Students who simply quit coming and are not dropped will receive an F. This class is mandatory; it cannot be dropped except for good reason, usually withdrawal from the university.
Additional readings/quizzes/essays/maps may be assigned.
The final grade will be based on your work in the following way:
Essays and Map 10% Attendance 10% Pop Quizzes & Homework 10% Listserve Group Work 4% Teacher Conference 1% Major Tests 45% Final Exam 20%Only in the area of Essays and Maps will any extra credit be allowed to exceed these percentages. Your final grade will be A, B, C, D, or F. An A will be given for an average of 100-90, a B for 89-80, a C for 79-70, a D for 69-60, and an F for any average below 60. Except for highly unusual circumstances (such as an extended stay in the hospital), no I's will be given.
All work is expected to be turned in on time. If for some reason you cannot make the due date, please ask my permission to turn the work in late. Late homework is not accepted, since the answers will often be given in class. Realizing that other teachers may assign work due at the same time, I will not dock your grade on papers and maps if they are no more than one week late; however, if they are later than one week, expect to have your grade on that assignment lowered by half.
Students who are absent on exam days with good reason may schedule a make-up exam within the next week. You must ask to take a make-up exam.
Students who score less than a 70 on a major exam may petition to retake the exam within a week after grades are returned on it. The highest grade on any retake exam will be 70. Once again, you must ask to retake an exam. There will be no retakes on the final exam. Study hard for it.
MAJOR EXAM DATES: Exam 1 -- Friday, September 19, 1997 Exam 2 -- Monday, October 13, 1997 Exam 3 -- Monday, November 10, 1997 Final Exam -- Friday, December 12, 1997 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WEEK ONE: History of the Early Church 8/25/97 -- Introduction to the Course homework: read Acts 1-2 and read Gundry's Survey, pp. 295-99, 302-03 8/27/97 -- The Day of Pentecost homework: read Acts 3-5 and Survey, pp. 303-05 8/29/97 -- Early Church Life WEEK TWO: History of the Early Church homework: read Acts 6-7 and Survey, pp. 305-06 9/ 1/97 -- Stephen homework: read Acts 8 and Survey, p. 306 9/ 3/97 -- The Samaritans and the Ethiopian Eunuch homework: read Acts 9 and Survey, p. 307 9/ 5/97 -- The Conversion of Saul of Tarsus WEEK THREE: History of the Early Church homework: read Acts 10-11:18 and Survey, pp. 308-09 9/ 8/97 -- The Conversion of Cornelius homework: read Acts 11:19-12 and Survey, p. 310 write a one-page essay on the importance of the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts 9/10/97 -- Antioch Christianity and Peter in Jail homework: read Acts 13-14 and Survey, pp. 310, 314-18 9/12/97 -- Paul's First Missionary Journey WEEK FOUR: History of the Early Church homework: read Acts 15 and Survey, pp. 318-19 draw a map showing Paul's missionary journeys and journey to Rome (« point each) 9/15/97 -- The Circumcision Controversy homework: read Acts 16-18 and Survey, pp. 319-25 9/17/97 -- Paul's Second Missionary Journey homework: study for test 9/19/97 -- Major Exam WEEK FIVE: History of the Early Church homework: read Acts 19-20 and Survey, pp. 325-28 write a one-page essay on conversions in the first century 9/22/97 -- Paul's Third Missionary Journey homework: read Acts 21-24 and Survey, pp. 328-32 9/24/97 -- Paul's Arrest and Trial Before Felix homework: read Acts 25-28 and Survey, pp. 333-37 9/26/97 -- Trial Before Festus and Journey to Rome WEEK SIX: Studies in Romans homework: read Romans 1-3:20 read Survey, pp. 341-44, 375-81, 383 9/29/97 -- The Problem of Sin homework: read Romans 3:21-5 and Survey, p. 384 10/ 1/97 -- Justification homework: read Romans 6-8 and Survey, pp. 385-86 10/ 3/97 -- Sanctification WEEK SEVEN: Studies in Romans homework: read Romans 9-11 and Survey, p. 386 write a one-page essay on grace and discipleship 10/ 6/97 -- Election homework: read Romans 12-13 and Survey, pp. 386-87 10/ 8/97 -- Practical Christian Living homework: read Romans 14-16 and Survey, p. 387 10/10/97 -- Unity WEEK EIGHT: Studies in 1 Corinthians homework: study for test 10/13/97 -- Major Exam homework: read 1 Corinthians 1-4 read Survey, pp. 359-61, 362-63 10/15/97 -- Unity homework: read 1 Corinthians 5-7 read Survey, pp. 363-64 write a one-page essay on unity in the local church 10/17/97 -- Fornication and Marriage / (World Mission Workshop) WEEK NINE: Studies in 1 Corinthians homework: read 1 Corinthians 8-10 read Survey, pp. 364-65 10/20/97 -- Meat Offered to Idols homework: read 1 Corinthians 11-12 read Survey, pp. 365-66 10/22/97 -- Headcovers, Lord's Supper, and Spiritual Gifts homework: read 1 Corinthians 13-14 read Survey, pp. 366-67 10/24/97 -- Love and Spiritual Gifts WEEK TEN: Studies in 1 Corinthians & Paul's other letters homework: read 1 Corinthians 15-16 read Survey, pp. 367-68 10/27/97 -- The Resurrection from the Dead and Conclusion homework: read 2 Corinthians 1:3-14; 2:1-11, 17; 3:17-4:2; 4:13-5:15; 6:14-16; 7:5-10; 8:1-15; 9:6-15; 11:7-15; 11:21-12:10 read Survey, pp. 369-74 10/29/97 -- 2 Corinthians homework: read Galatians 1:1-12; 2:11-21; 3:10-14; 3:23-4:7; 5:1-25; 6:11-15 read Survey, pp. 344-51 10/31/97 -- Galatians WEEK ELEVEN: Paul's Letters homework: read Ephesians 1:15-2:22; 4:1-16; 4:25-5:6; 5:18-6:4; 6:10-20 read Survey, pp. 397-402 11/ 3/97 -- Ephesians homework: read Philippians 1:19-26; 2:1-13; 3:1-21; 4:1-20 read Survey, pp. 402-08 11/ 5/97 -- Philippians homework: read Colossians 1:7, 13-24; 2:1, 8-23; 3:5-21; 4:7-9, 16 read Survey, pp. 392-96 11/ 7/97 -- Colossians WEEK TWELVE: Paul's Letters homework: study for test 11/10/97 -- Major Exam homework: read 1 Thess. 1:6-10; 2:18; 3:1-2, 6; 4:1- 5:22; 2 Thess. 1:5-10; 2:1-11; 3:6-15 read Survey, pp. 353-58 11/12/97 -- The Thessalonian Letters homework: read 1 Timothy 1:3-4; 2:1-3:13; 4:1-5; 6:6- 13; 2 Timothy 1:5 2:14-4:8 read Survey, pp. 413-15, 416-17 write a one-page essay on the second coming of Jesus 11/14/97 -- Paul's Letters to Timothy WEEK THIRTEEN: Paul's and Other's Letters homework: read Titus and Philemon read Survey, pp. 416, 390-92 11/17/97 -- Paul's Letters to Titus and Philemon homework: read Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:1-4, 14-18; 3:1-6, 12-15; 4:8-16; 5:7-14; 6:1-6; 7:1-3, 11-14, 23-27; 8:6-8, 13; 9:15-17, 24-28; 10:1-4, 23-27; 11:1-3, 6; 12:1-11; 13:1-8, 15-17 read Survey, pp. 421-30 write a one-page essay on healthy teaching for the church 11/19/97 -- Hebrews homework: read James 1:2-8, 13-17; 1:22-4:3; 4:13-17; 5:13-20 read Survey, pp. 431-36 11/21/97 -- James WEEK FOURTEEN: Other's Letters homework: read 1 Peter 1:3, 18-23; 2:2-5, 9-10, 21- 25; 3:1-7, 15-22; 4:15-16; 5:1-4, 8-9; 2 Peter 1:3-11; 1:20-2:4; 3:3-16; Jude 3-23 read Survey, pp. 437-48 11/24/97 -- The Letters of Peter and Jude 11/26/97 -- Thanksgiving Holidays 11/28/97 -- Thanksgiving Holidays WEEK FIFTEEN: John's Letters homework: read 1 John 1:5-2:8; 2:15-23, 28; 3:2-20; 4:1-3, 7-8, 18-21; 5:1-3, 8, 13, 16-17; 2 John 4-10; & 3 John 5-10 read Survey, pp. 448-52 12/ 1/97 -- The Letters of John homework: read Revelation 1:9-19; 2:1-7; 3:14-22; 6:1-8; 12:1-17; 20:1-6, 11-15; 21:1-14; 22:17-20 read Survey, pp. 457-70 12/ 3/97 -- Revelation homework: catch up on reading 12/ 5/97 -- Catch Up and Teacher Evaluation WEEK SIXTEEN: homework: study for final exam 12/12/97 -- Final Exam (8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.)N. B.: Homework is listed before the class for which it is due!
THIS SYLLABUS MAY BE MODIFIED AS THE TEACHER FEELS NECESSARY!