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REL 201: Introduction to the New Testament: Module 3

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


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

  • Explain how Matthew's Gospel reflects competition with Jewish religion recently bereft of the Temple. 
  • Describe how Matthew alters the presentation of mark's gospel in terms of the portrayal of the disciplines. 
  • Explain how Matthew establishes church authority. 
  • Describe how Matthew portrays Jesus. 


Action Assignment Due no later than
Read Gospel of Matthew
Chapter 7 in A Voyage Through the New Testament
Chapter 2 in Portraits of Jesus
Post Initial reply to discussion question Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Post Responses to at least two classmates Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT