Simply Good News
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Simply Good News

Embrace the concept of 'good news' as it was understood in the 1st Century New Testament world in order to live in it!
4.9 (178 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,459 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2017
English
Price: $40
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • examine through this academic course by N.T. Wright, professor at St. Andrews University, Scotland, how the 1st Century concept of 'good news' has relevance today
  • delineate how the idea of 'God' may mean something different in the modern era in contrast to how the how the word 'God' would have been understood by the New Testament writers.
  • describe why the common theme existing is present day Christianity is that the goal is to 'go to heaven'.
  • understand the type of king Jesus was in contrast to 1st Century expectations and describe false pictures of what 'the gospel is' as part of a larger problem.
  • discern how important the whole concept of 'good news' is by studying N.T. Wright's book, 'Simply Good News'
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Requirements
  • Students should acquire the textbook 'Simply Good News' by N.T. Wright (HarperOne, 2015). ISBN: 0062334344.
Description

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Simply Good News is an introductory course based on the teachings of Prof. N.T. Wright and his book bearing the same title. The student will be guided through the idea of what 'good news' meant to the 1st Century person living in the Roman Empire. The course will also guide the student to understand how that 'good news' is to be understood by readers of the New Testament in the 21st Century.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
01:20:40
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Introduction to Simply Good News and to Udemy
2 Lectures 07:02

Course Structure and Successful Course Completion Suggestions
01:42
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'Simply Good News' Video: Chapters One and Two by Prof. N.T. Wright
3 Lectures 16:21

Summary of Assignments for Section Two
00:05


Quiz #1: From Video Lecture One
10 questions
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'Simply Good News' Book: Chapters One and Two
1 Lecture 00:13
Summary of Assignments for Section Three
00:13

Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter One
7 questions

Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter Two
10 questions
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'Simply Good News' Video: Chapters Three and Four by Prof. N.T. Wright
2 Lectures 13:29
Summary of Assignments for Section Four
00:06

Video Lecture Two: Jesus- Good News, Misunderstood but Triumphant by N.T. Wright
13:23

Quiz #2: From Video Lecture Two
12 questions
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'Simply Good News' Book: Chapters Three and Four
1 Lecture 00:13
Summary of Assignments for Section Five
00:13

Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter Three
11 questions

Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter Four
16 questions
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'Simply Good News' Video: Chapters Five and Six by Prof. N.T. Wright
2 Lectures 15:45
Summary of Assignments for Section Six
00:09

Video Lecture Three: Rethinking Heaven by N.T. Wright
15:36

Quiz #3: From Video Lecture Three
14 questions
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'Simply Good News' Book: Chapters Five and Six
1 Lecture 00:13
Summary of Assignments for Section Seven
00:13

Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter Five
8 questions

Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter Six
10 questions
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'Simply Good News' Video: Chapters Seven and Eight by Prof. N.T. Wright
2 Lectures 12:42
Summary of Assignments for Section Eight
00:07

Video Lecture Four: Surprised by God by N.T. Wright
12:35

Quiz #4: From Video Lecture Four
11 questions
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'Simply Good News' Book: Chapters Seven and Eight
1 Lecture 00:14
Summary of Assignments for Section Nine
00:14

Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter Seven
9 questions

Comprehension Assessment of 'Simply Good News' Chapter Eight
4 questions
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Wrapping It All Up
3 Lectures 14:26
Video Lecture Five: Recap by N.T. Wright
04:25

Quiz #5: From Video Lecture Five
2 questions

Questions and Answers with N.T. Wright and David P. Seemuth
09:14

Bonus Lecture-- What's Next!
00:47
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About the Instructor
N.T. Wright
4.7 Average rating
4,555 Reviews
13,643 Students
12 Courses
Professor

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 P. Seemuth
4.7 Average rating
4,555 Reviews
13,643 Students
12 Courses
Professor

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.