RELIGION 236 - Introduction to the New Testament
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

When and how did the first Christians began claiming that Jesus was God? Why were some of the early Christian writings excluded as "non-canonical"? Although it has influenced the Western world more than any other book, the New Testament — having originated almost 2,000 years ago in the eastern Mediterranean world — has much more to say than generally thought. This course will introduce the students to the vibrant historical, religious and social setting of nascent Christianity. The various writings must be allowed to speak for themselves and not to be clouded by later theological interpretations, or any artificial distinction between the canonical and the non-canonical. The students will be introduced to the insights and methods of modern scholarship when dealing with question such as: What did these ancient documents really intend to say? How did they say it? When did they say it?

Course Requirements:

Grades are based on class participation and attendance, two mid-terms and a final exam, and a short essay paper.

RELIGION 236 - Introduction to the New Testament
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
18144
Open
75
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
18145
Open
25
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
18146
Open
25
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
18147
Open
25
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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