Fall 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)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(MEST-MN)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
THE HARPER-COLLINS STUDY BIBLE: NEW REVISED STANDARD VERSION
B. Mack, WHO WROTE THE NEW TESTAMENT?
E. Castelli, IMITATING PAUL
J. Gager, REDISCOVERING PAUL
Packet of xeroxed readings
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One or two in-class tests, one paper, and a final exam.
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