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This course is a short course based on Prof. N.T. Wright's latest book, Simply Good News. Tom Wright will guide you through the chapters of his book through videos that suggest what some of the main points are. You will instantly get into the heart of the idea of 'good news' as it was understood by the 1st Century writers of the New Testament. You will be brought into their world in order to make more sense of what 'good news' means in our world. In the course you will have reading assignments from Tom's book. You should acquire Tom Wright's book, Simply Good News, in whatever format that works for you. It can be the normal print versions, whether hard cover or electronic, or you may want to acquire the audible version. This course will be a great introduction to Tom's most recent book that will allow you to live in place where 'good news' makes a difference.
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|Section 1: Introduction to Simply Good News and to Udemy|
Introduction to NT Wright Online and Simply Good NewsPreview
Course Structure and Successful Course Completion Suggestions
|Section 2: 'Simply Good News' Video: Chapters One and Two by Prof. N.T. Wright|
N.T. Wright's Introduction to the CoursePreview
Summary of Assignments for Section Two
Video Lecture One: What's the News? How Does It Work? by N.T. WrightPreview
Quiz #1: From Video Lecture One
|Section 3: 'Simply Good News' Book: Chapters One and Two|
Summary of Assignments for Section Three
Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter One
Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter Two
|Section 4: 'Simply Good News' Video: Chapters Three and Four by Prof. N.T. Wright|
Summary of Assignments for Section Four
Video Lecture Two: Jesus- Good News, Misunderstood but Triumphant by N.T. Wright
Quiz #2: From Video Lecture Two
|Section 5: 'Simply Good News' Book: Chapters Three and Four|
Summary of Assignments for Section Five
Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter Three
Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter Four
|Section 6: 'Simply Good News' Video: Chapters Five and Six by Prof. N.T. Wright|
Summary of Assignments for Section Six
Video Lecture Three: Rethinking Heaven by N.T. Wright
Quiz #3: From Video Lecture Three
|Section 7: 'Simply Good News' Book: Chapters Five and Six|
Summary of Assignments for Section Seven
Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter Five
Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter Six
|Section 8: 'Simply Good News' Video: Chapters Seven and Eight by Prof. N.T. Wright|
Summary of Assignments for Section Eight
Video Lecture Four: Surprised by God by N.T. Wright
Quiz #4: From Video Lecture Four
|Section 9: 'Simply Good News' Book: Chapters Seven and Eight|
Summary of Assignments for Section Nine
Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter Seven
Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter Eight
|Section 10: Wrapping It All Up|
Video Lecture Five: Recap by N.T. Wright
Quiz #5: From Video Lecture Five
Questions and Answers with N.T. Wright and David P. Seemuth
Bonus Lecture-- What's Next!
N.T Wright received his BA, MA and PHD 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. Since 2010 Prof. Wright has been Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He has published over 75 books and hundreds of articles. Prof. Wright recently received the Burkitt Medal from the British Academy for services to New Testament scholarship. He enjoys writing, lecturing, mentoring students and an occasional round of golf. He delights in spending time with his family in the midst of a busy schedule of writing and traveling.
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 25 years at numerous universities and seminaries. He also has 16 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.