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Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey
1. Summarize the significance of the church at Antioch. Why was it important to the spread of the gospel?
2. What is the Jerusalem Council, and what circumstances prompted it?
3. What were the conclusions of the Jerusalem Council? What conditions were outlined in the resulting letter?
4. How long did Paul’s Second Missionary Journey last? Which four cities were visited on this journey that would eventually receive one of his New Testament letters?
5. How long did Paul minister in Ephesus during his Third Missionary Journey?
6. What economic threat provoked the Ephesian hostilities toward Paul?
7. Which three New Testament letters were written on his Third Missionary Journey?
8. Describe the circumstances surrounding Paul’s arrest in Jerusalem and his imprisonment. Include the Roman officials before whom he appeared.
9. How was Paul’s Roman imprisonment productive for the spread of the gospel?
10. Which of Paul’s epistles were likely written during his Roman imprisonment?
11. Describe some of the key features of Paul’s teachings on the nature of God.
12. Describe some of the key features of Paul’s teachings on the nature of evil.
13. Describe some of the key features of Paul’s teachings on the Law.
14. Describe some of the key features of Paul’s teachings on the People of God.
15. Describe some of the key features of Paul’s teachings on the nature of revelation.
16. Describe some of the key features of Paul’s teachings on the Messiah.
17. Describe some of the key features of Paul’s teachings on the cross and resurrection.
18. Describe some of the key features of Paul’s teachings on Last Things.
19. What does the term parousia mean?
20. What does the term eschatology mean?
21. What does the term substitutionary atonement mean?
22. What do the terms justification and sanctification mean?
23. Where and when was Romans written according to the general scholarly consensus?
24. Briefly outline and summarize the argument of Romans according to the textbook.
25. What are three key features of the city of Corinth?
26. What are the two archeological discoveries that are important in linking the Scriptures historically?
27. Briefly outline and summarize the argument of 1 Corinthians according to the textbook.
28. Briefly outline and summarize the argument of 2 Corinthians according to the textbook.
29. What are the key features of the “true” gospel articulated by Paul in Acts 13 and Galatians?
30. Who are the “agitators” against whom Galatians is written?
31. How does Paul’s positive ethic differ from moralism and antinomianism?
Elwell, W. A., & Yarbrough, R. W. (2013). Encountering the New Testament: A historical and theological survey (3rd ed.). Grand Rapids: MI. Baker Academic.