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Introduction to the New Testament
45 hours (15 weeks).
November 2011 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: name the four gospels and identify the traits of each; describe the major forms of writing in the New Testament (Epistles, Historical/Narrative, Parable and Prophesy) and the characteristics of each; describe the narrative flow of Jesus’ life; discuss the principle teachings of Jesus; explain how the social and temporal location of the writers may have influenced the shape of the written history; compare and contrast selected narratives in the New Testament with their own experience, both individually and as a community; and define key terms in relation to the New Testament.
Instruction is offered via a classroom-based approach accompanied by supplemental readings, quizzes, homework, interaction with instructor, and final exams. Topics include: the New Testament; Greco-Roman world; early Christian literature; Christian traditions; Gospel according to Mark, Matthew, Luke and John, the Book of Acts, the Pauline and Johannine Epistles; Apostolic mission; Deutero-Pauline and Pastoral letters.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ancient History, Ancient Literature (Greco-Roman), Ancient Literature (Second Temple Judaism), Biblical Studies, Religion, or Theological Studies (11/16).