New Testament and Christian Origins
Description from course catalog
- An introduction to the academic study of the New Testament in its ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts. This course explores early Christian writings as Jewish sectarian literature and as early Christian foundational scripture. Thematic emphases include: the diversity of early Christian writings, Christianity within first century Judaisms, the evolution of the Jesus narrative, and the rise of institutional Christianity. No previous knowledge of the New Testament is assumed.
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