As I mentioned a few days ago (see my post “Teaching Jude“), I am guest lecturing this morning on the topic of the Epistle of Jude. I am very excited about this opportunity, and hope that I have more opportunities to teach New Testament and New Testament Theology.
While preparing my lecture, I began to wonder how helpful New Testament introduction material is for the church. What do I mean by New Testament introduction material? Well, this is the outline of my presentation on the Epistle of Jude:
* Text and Transmission
* Canonical Status
* Similarities with 2 Peter
* Date and Destination
* The False Teachers
Concepts such as authorship, provenance, destination, date of writing, purpose, etc. are important in introducing the New Testament in a college, university, or seminary course. Are these ideas and concepts also important and helpful to the church?
What do you think?