Book of Daniel
What you'll learn
- Students will learn how the Old Testament Book of Daniel fits into the overall narrative of the Bible.
- Deeper understanding of literary devices used throughout the Book of Daniel.
- Students will understand how the writings contained in the Book of Daniel were understood in the context of the historical period of the Jews before Jesus' day.
- Students will discover how the Book of Daniel figures into the life, story, and ministry of Jesus and of his followers.
- Curiosity about the mysterious and extraordinary story of Daniel.
Explore the Book of Daniel, a marvelous story of God’s people in exile. In it, Daniel and his companions embark on an extraordinary journey, the themes of which are picked up by Jesus in his own teachings. This is an excellent book to examine to learn how Old Testament writings connect with New Testament teachings.
In this riveting course, Professor N.T. Wright unravels the mysteries in this book and reveals a story of vindication. You’ll also learn how this Old Testament book fits in the overall narrative of the Bible, and how its writings were understood by people living before Jesus’ time. This intermediate level course focuses on the hero stories and narratives in the book of Daniel'. Prepare to be challenged and encouraged in mind and spirit while you follow Daniel’s story.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in creating a more meaningful life through biblical wisdom
- Students who Clergy looking for resources or inspiration to enhance their sermons and other work in the church, as well as their ongoing personal spiritual journeys to connect some Old Testament writings with New Testament reflections on the Book of Daniel.
- Religious scholars looking to further their own research and studies or supplement their lectures and lessons on the Book of Daniel
- Fans of N.T. Wright interested in Prof. Wright’s insights on this intriguing book of the Bible
N.T Wright received his BA, MA and D.Phil. from Oxford University. He taught New Testament at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities 1978-1993. He was Dean of Lichfield, then Canon of Westminster, then Bishop of Durham (Church of England), 1994-2010. Prof. Wright is Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and is currently Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. He has published over 85 books and hundreds of articles. In 2014 Prof. Wright received the Burkitt Medal from the British Academy for services to New Testament scholarship. He enjoys music, golf the Isle of Harris, and spending time with his family in the midst of a busy schedule of writing and travelling.
David Seemuth has a Ph.D. from Marquette University in the field of Religious Studies with an emphasis on New Testament Theology. He has taught at the graduate level for over 30 years at numerous universities and seminaries. He also has 21 years of on-line teaching experience. His passion is to see that people not only understand the Scripture, but also apply them to daily life.
Jennifer Loop is currently a doctoral candidate at Durham University. She is the Director of Ministry Engagement for the Wisconsin Center for Christian Studies, and plays a critical role in the online education, both organizational and theological, by guiding the online student experience. Jennifer enjoys engaging with a ‘virtual community’ of diverse students and learners to explore how theology, faith and practice intersect.