Students are given hands-on guidance in exegetical work on selected texts drawn from the New Testament. The work of the seminar is based on the Greek text of the New Testament. Students are required to present a major paper on their work. The course on Johannine Letters will explore the questions of authorship and its context; ancient letter writing as it relates to 1, 2, 3 John; the dualistic concepts of Us/Them, light/dark, sin/no sin, etc. with regard to the original audience and their implications for us today. Likewise, attention will be given in examining the relationship of the epistles to the Gospel of John and the theology of the epistles.