Introduction to The New Testament|
Spring 2009 not offered
|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)(CMES)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
HarperCollins Study Bible
Ehrman, Bart, THE NEW TESTAMENT: A HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION
Throckmorton, Burton, GOSPEL PARALLELS
Mack, Burton, WHO WROTE THE NEW TESTAMENT?
MacDonald, Dennis, THE LEGEND AND THE APOSTLE
Packet of readings
|Examination and Assignments: |
One short paper, one midterm exam, and a final paper.