Introduction to the New Testament|
Fall 2021 not offered
MDST 214, WLIT 282|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Christianity Studies|
This course invites students to engage the text of the New Testament and other early Christian writings while becoming familiar with critical issues surrounding their composition, authorship, and reception. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following: acute engagement with the New Testament as an ancient text, ability to articulate (though not necessarily to agree with) viewpoints other than one's own, an understanding of the formation of the New Testament, and an appreciation of the New Testament's history of interpretation. Issues that will also be covered in this course include the study of the historical Jesus, the canonicity of the New Testament, extra-New Testament texts, interpretive strategies, and various issues involving the New Testament and race, sexuality, slavery, and gender.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||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)
HARPER COLLINS STUDY BIBLE (NRSV ED.)
Raymond Brown, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT
Burton Mack, WHO WROTE THE NEW TESTAMENT?
John Gager, REINVENTING PAUL
Lawrence Wills, NOT GOD'S PEOPLE
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two in-class exams, one paper, and final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Historical Traditions" requirement for the major
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