Introduction to New Testament (WMA)

Introduction to New Testament (WMA)
This course examines the literature of the earliest Christian scriptures, in a historical context, concentrating on the New Testament, & provides a historical context of the origins of Christianity.

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.


Lesson content


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...



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