This course will explore the New Testament with a special attention to the historical and cultural context in which the various books developed. The course will introduce modern critical methods for examining the Gospel texts, with a focus on the historical Jesus question, and will survey the other literature of the New Testament, including Paul’s letters and the Book of Revelation. The theological meaning of these books both then and now will be discussed.
Prerequisites: THEO 131
THEO 320 Introduction to New Testament