A thorough investigation of the fourth Gospel, highlighting the person and work of Jesus Christ, God’s own Son. Differences between this gospel and the synoptics will be considered.

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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

A.  Identify the Old Testament feasts in John.

B.  Construct a chronological timeline of the life of Jesus Christ as shown in John.

C.  Analyze how the deity of Christ is developed in the Gospel of John.

D.  Compare the Gospel of John with the three synoptic Gospels.

E.  Articulate the case for John the Apostle as the author of the Fourth Gospel.

F.  Evaluate various views of the Gospel of John critically in light of what is taught in this course.

G. Relate principles from the Gospel of John to his/her own life.


Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150 words.

Term Paper, (MLO: C,  F, G)

The student will write a 5-page double-spaced paper (full pages, not including the title page or bibliography) about 1 of the “I am” statements made by Jesus (which will be assigned by the instructor). The paper must describe four things:

The student must use the Bible, the Towns and Morris textbooks. In addition, the paper must be correctly formatted and grammatically correct.

****–Internet is not to be used for the Research Paper, only the textbooks.

· Quizzes (4) (MLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)

The student will take 4 quizzes covering the course reading and presentations. Each quiz contains anywhere from 8–30 multiple-choice, true/false, and matching questions. In addition, each quiz is open-book/open-notes and must be completed in 30 minutes.




  1. Morris, Jesus is the Christ: Studies in the Theology of John (1989).
  2. Towns, The Gospel of John: Believe and Live (2002).

Additional Materials for Learning


A. Computer with basic audio/video equipment

B. Internet access (broadband recommended)

C. Microsoft Office

D. The Holy Bible

E. Concordance