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Adult Class – Great Figures of the New Testament
February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NEW WEDNESDAY NIGHT ADULT CLASS – GREAT FIGURES OF THE NEW TESTAMENT – a Video course with lectures by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, professor at Vanderbilt University, combined with Bible study led by Dr. Ernie Hess, pastor St. Andrews. This week’s figure is John the Baptist.
“In Great Figures of the New Testament Professor Amy-Jill Levine of the Vanderbilt University Divinity School does an excellent job of bringing several individuals to life. Not only does she discuss well-known individuals such as Pontius Pilate, James, and Philip but also important groups and individuals who are not specified by name such as the Centurions, the woman at the well, the shepherds, and others. Professor Levine deftly discusses details of the person from the perspectives of the Biblical stories, culture, literary criticism, how the church has viewed the person through history, and how artists and worshippers have viewed them. Probably one of the most fascinating aspects of the course is how she brings their personalities to life based on how they spoke, acted, or reacted within the confines of their culture.
“Some of the many figures discussed include Elizabeth and Zechariah, John the Baptist, Joseph, Mary and Martha, Lazarus, the Samaritan woman, Pharisees and Sadducees, Thomas, James, John, Judas Iscariot, Stephen, Philip, Paul, and Jesus.” [Harold McFarland, Regional Editor at Midwest Book Review]
Session 1 – Introduction to Study of the New Testament
Session 2 – John the Baptist
Session 3 – The Virgin Mary
Session 4 – Joseph, Magi, and Shepherds
Session 5 – Peter
Session 6 – John and James, the Sons of Zebedee
Session 7 – Martha, Mary, and Lazarus
Session 8 – “Doubting” Thomas
Session 9 – The Gentile Mother
Session 10 – The Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son
Session 11 – The Samaritan Woman
Session 12 – Mary Magdalene
Session 13 – Pharisees and Sadducees
Session 14 – The Herodians
Session 15 – Judas Iscariot
Session 16 – Pontius Pilate
Session 17 – James
Session 18 – Stephen
Session 19 – Philip
Session 20 – The Centurions
Session 21 – Paul, the Hero of Acts
Session 22 – Paul, the Epistolary Evangelist
Session 23 – Jesus of Nazareth
Session 24 – The Christ of Faith
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and the College of Arts and Sciences.