Theological themes will be observed and studied in this course. Rather, the importance of the New Testament & other early Christian documents as ancient literature & as sources for historical study will be emphasized. The central organizing theme of the course will focus on the theological differences within early Christianity.
Lec 1. Introduction: Why Study the New Testament?
Lec 2. From Stories to Canon
Lec 3. The Greco-Roman World
Lec 4. Judaism in the First Century
Lec 5. The New Testament as History
Lec 6. The Gospel of Mark
Lec 7. The Gospel of Matthew
Lec 8. The Gospel of Thomas
Lec 9. The Gospel of Luke
Lec 10. The Acts of the Apostles
Lec 11. Johannine Christianity: The Gospel
Lec 12. Johannine Christianity: The Letters
Lec 13. The Historical Jesus
Lec 14. Paul as Missionary
Lec 15. Paul as Pastor
Lec 16. Paul as Jewish Theologian
Lec 17. Paul's Disciples
Lec 18. Arguing with Paul?
Lec 19. The "Household" Paul: The Pastorals
Lec 20. The "Anti-household" Paul: Thecla
Lec 21. Interpreting Scripture: Hebrews
Lec 22. Interpreting Scripture: Medieval Interpret...
Lec 23. Apocalyptic and Resistance
Lec 24. Apocalyptic and Accommodation
Lec 25. Ecclesiastical Institutions: Unity, Martyr...
Lec 26. The "Afterlife" of the New Testament and P...