Introduction to the New Testament

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Course Number



C. Baker

Course Long Title

Introduction to the New Testament

Cross Listed Courses


Readings in the New Testament and related early Jewish and Christian literature. Topics include first-century Jews and Judaism; Jesus' life, death, and teaching in the context of the Roman Mediterranean; the shaping of Jesus traditions in the early Church; the diversity of ideas about salvation; and women in the Jesus movement and the early Church. Attention is given, throughout the course, to ways in which the New Testament has been used to sustain and contest modern social practices, especially those related to colonization, cultural violence, and race/gender disparities.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

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