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Introduction to the New Testament

RELI 212
Spring 2021
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 214
Course Cluster and Certificates: 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 Bible. These writings will be examined critically with respect to their social-historical origin, religious content, and place within the development of ancient Christianity. 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 Bible. In the process we will necessarily engage secondary scholarship and wider theoretical interests, thereby providing students with a general introduction to the academic study of religion.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RELI
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
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)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUN-24-2024
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