May 23, 2022  
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RELG 102 - Introduction To The New Testament


Credit(s): 3
This course provides a historical introduction to the earliest Christian movements by analyzing the literature of the New Testament. In order to properly diagnose this material, students are introduced to a variety of modern methodological approaches. Focus is placed on the distinct nature of individual documents, especially the way that each sets out the purpose of Jesus and his followers in a unique way, reflecting the theological diversity within early Christianity(ies). As a way of understanding these texts, the course devotes particular attention to the Jewish and Greco-Roman worlds in which early Christianity originated and developed, exploring the various social contexts and historical events which impacted the formation of the Christian movement.

Course Level: Undergraduate



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