the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

New Testament

If you want to strengthen your Greek, study the Johannine literature, or interact with contemporary New Testament scholarship on issues such as Paul’s view of justification, the Ph.D. in New Testament will provide the training ground for you. This degree allows students to focus on either the language, literature or theology of the New Testament.

The divisions within New Testament Studies are as follows:

  • New Testament Literature
  • New Testament Language (Students majoring in NT must take a comprehensive exam in this area and therefore have two classes in this category)
  • New Testament Theology

Incoming Ph.D. students are matched with a supervisor from our world-class faculty who shares their research interests. Professors who can supervise students in this area are:

Thomas R. Schreiner
William F. Cook, III
James M. Hamilton
Jonathan T. Pennington
Robert L. Plummer
Mark A. Seifrid
Brian J. Vickers

Seminars provide students the opportunity to engage in focused study on key subjects in their academic discipline. The following list is a sampling of available courses in this area:

83300 Hellenistic Greek
83530 The Fourth Gospel
84700 Approaches to New Testament Theology: Typology

Other courses include:

  • Romans
  • Hermeneutics
  • Sermon on the Mount
  • New Testament Language
  • History of Interpretation
  • Hebrews

If you are interested in applying for the Ph.D. in this area of study, learn more about the Admissions Process. To prepare for the entrance exam in this area of study, consult the study guide.

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.