Introduction to the New Testament History and Literature

Open Yale


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This course provides a historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements in historical context, concentrating on the New Testament. Although theological themes will occupy much of our attention, the course does not attempt a theological appropriation of the New Testament as scripture. Rather, the importance of the New Testament and other early Christian documents as ancient literature and as sources for historical study will be emphasized. A central organizing theme of the course will focus on the differences within early Christianity (-ies).

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Beginn Lage
Freie Auswahl

Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Stories to Canon
Judaism in the First Century
Gospel of Thomas
Historical Jesus
Acts of the Apostles


Lecture 1Introduction: Why Study the New Testament?Lecture 2From Stories to CanonLecture 3The Greco-Roman WorldLecture 4Judaism in the First CenturyLecture 5The New Testament as HistoryLecture 6The Gospel of MarkLecture 7The Gospel of MatthewLecture 8The Gospel of ThomasLecture 9The Gospel of LukeLecture 10The Acts of the ApostlesLecture 11Johannine Christianity: the GospelLecture 12Johannine Christianity: the LettersLecture 13The Historical JesusLecture 14Paul as MissionaryLecture 15Paul as PastorLecture 16Paul as Jewish TheologianLecture 17Paul's DisciplesLecture 18Arguing with Paul?Lecture 19The "Household" Paul: the PastoralsLecture 20The "Anti-household" Paul: TheclaLecture 21Interpreting Scripture: HebrewsLecture 22Interpreting Scripture: Medieval InterpretationsLecture 23Apocalyptic and ResistanceLecture 24Apocalyptic and AccommodationLecture 25Ecclesiastical Institutions: Unity, Martyrs, and BishopsLecture 26The "Afterlife" of the New Testament and Postmodern Interpretation