Introduction to the New Testament|
|Certificates: Middle Eastern Studies|
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to those writings of the earliest Christians that came to be included in the New Testament. These writings will be examined critically with respect to their social-historical origin, religious content, and place within the development of early Christianities. Interpreting early Christian texts constitutes the most important task in the study of the New Testament. We will, therefore, focus on a close reading of the New Testament in light of historical situations and social contexts in the Greco-Roman world, having as one of the chief aims of the course the acquisition of critical skills in reading and understanding the New Testament.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(MEST-MN)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
HARPER-COLLINS STUDY BIBLE: NRSV
Mack, Burton, WHO WROTE THE NEW TESTAMENT?
Gager, J., REINVENTING PAUL
Lawrence Wills, NOT GOD'S PEOPLE
Richard Pervo, THE MYSTERY OF ACTS
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two in-class exams, one paper, and final exam.
|Instructor(s): Cameron,Ron Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK302; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 50||SR major: 0||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 25||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 12||JR non-major: 12||SO: 12||FR: 12|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
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