Introduction to the New Testament|
|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)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
HARPER-COLLINS STUDY BIBLE: NEW REVISED STANDARD VERSION
Mack, Burton, WHO WROTE THE NEW TESTAMENT?
J. Gager, REDISCOVERING PAUL
L. Wills, NOT GOD'S PEOPLE
Packet of readings
|Examination and Assignments: |
One or two in-class tests, one paper, and a final exam.
|Instructor(s): Cameron,Ron Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC002; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 50||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 12||JR non-major: 12||SO: 14||FR: 12|
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