Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Project Watch: Into the New Testament

Yesterday, Charlie Gibson posted some information to the Pedagogy & Technology Group regarding Into the New Testament, "a web-based curriculum to teach ten exegetical skills and assist students to engage questions about what—and how—the Bible means."

This project, still unfinished, is being developed by Mary Hinkle Shore, New Testament professor at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota (see her blog here). It is a free-standing curriculum that can be followed by a whole class or individually. This is basically a course on Exegesis, introduced as reading skills, where "Activities require the use of a study Bible and reference books (e. g., lexicon and concordance) or equivalent software tools". The project has its own website.

Despite the fact that there are still a good number of placeholders in menus and links, I think the layout and content are good and visually appealing. Just another example of how useful the World Wide Web can be for both teachers and students. All in all, a good way to get people into the fascinating world of studying the New Testament, and another project worth keeping an eye on.