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REL 201: Introduction to the New Testament: Module 1

A basic introduction to the literature and theology of the New Testament, including exposure to critical methods such as form and redaction criticisms.

Assignments

Action Assignment    Due no later than
Read Chapters 1-5 in A Voyage Through the New Testament
Post Introduction Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDU
Post Initial reply to discussion question Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDU
Post   Responses to at least two classmates Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Start   Thematic Paper due in Module 2
Start Exegesis Rough Draft due in Module 4
Start Exegesis Paper due in Module 6

Bibliography

New Testament Introduction

Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of context in biblical interpretation and formation.
  • Apply historical perspective to the interpretation of New Testament texts.
  • Identify the significance of literary forms in interpreting the Bible.