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Letters to the Church Video Lectures
Letters to the Church Video Lectures features 14 lessons (on 2 DVDs), introducing the cultural and theological background of Hebrews and the general epistles (James through Jude). A companion to the textbook Letters to the Church by respected New Testament scholar Karen H. Jobes, these lectures cover the historical background for each book focusing on authorship, genre, date, and content, as well as an exploration of the major themes in each book. The lectures address issues of historical relevance as well as unlocking these ancient Scriptural books for Christian faith and practice today.
Useful for formal students and laypeople alike, Letters to the Church Video Lectures provides an accessible study tool for anyone wanting to better understand Hebrews and the general epistles.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 - Introduction (4 min)
2 - Introducing Hebrews: The Book of Better Things (24 min)
3 - Famous Last Words: Divine Revelation in Hebrews (27 min)
4 - The Son Is Our Great High Priest: The Christology of Hebrews (33 min)
5 - "How Shall We Escape?": The Soteriology of Hebrews (29 min)
6 - Introducing the Letter from James: Prophet and Sage of the Kingdom of God (14 min)
7 - A Christian Letter?: Christology in James (15 min)
8 - The "Royal Law": Christian Wisdom and Ethics in James (25 min)
9 - Jude: Jesus' Brother Warns the Church (24 min)
10 - "The True Grace of God": Introducing 1 Peter (29 min)
11 - "Christ Has Left You an Example": The Christology of 1 Peter (29 min)
12 - Foreigners and Resident Aliens: The Imitatio Christi in Peter's Ethics (32 min)
13 - Second Peter: An Apostle's Last Words to the Church (26 min)
14 - First John: Reassurance for Christians in Confusing Times (32 min)
15 - Second and 3 John: Notes of Grace and Truth (14 min)
About the Author
Karen H. Jobes (PhD, Westminister Theological Seminary) is the Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor Emerita of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Wheaton College and Graduate school in Wheaton, Illinois. The author of several works, she has also been involved in the NIV Bible translation. She and her husband, Forrest, live in Philadelphia and are members of an Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
In the Letters to the Church course, respected New Testament scholar Karen Jobes introduces the cultural and theological background of Hebrews and the general epistles. Coming from an evangelical perspective, Jobes addresses issues of historical relevance as well as how these books connect with Christian faith and practice today.