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RST-317-20, New Testament (SP13)

INSTRUCTOR: Henrietta Wiley

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: SEM/Tuesday/6:00 - 8:45 p.m., 01/29/2013-05/07-2013

CONTENT:

This course is an introduction to the literature of the New Testament, its historical and social context, and the history of how these books have been interpreted by both secular and religious readers.  It is also an introduction to the many methods used to understand these texts as literary art, cultural artifact, and source of spiritual authority, with particular emphasis on modern scholarship. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

To develop an understanding of and facility with modern New Testament scholarship as a tool for critical and confessional interpretation of early Christian literature.

METHODS:

Lecture
Discussion
Film
Writing Assignments
Quizzes and Exams

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:

20%     Discussion and Participation
20%     Homework
20%     Midterm Exam
20%     Final Exam
20%     Term Paper

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS:

-Harper Collins Study Bible, Revised and Updated edition (2006). ISBN: 0060786841

-Ehrman, Bart D.  A Brief Introduction to the New Testament (Third Edition, 2012). ISBN: 9780199862306

READINGS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

-Harper Collins Study Bible, pp. xiii–xliii

-Ehrman, Chapter 1 – 3