RELI 104: Introduction to New Testament

Currently Offered:
2nd Summer Session 2019 (5½ weeks: June 24–July 30)

This course introduces students to the literature of the New Testament and to the faith of the early Christian communities. The study focuses on Jewish and Greco-Roman background, the proclamation of the early church, the development of the gospel traditions, the life and ministry of Jesus, the ministry and theology of Paul, developments during the post-Pauline era, and the literature of the Johannine circle.

Required Texts/Materials

  • Ehrman, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, 5th edition (2011), ISBN 978-0199757534.

  • Ehrman, The New Testament and Other Early Christian Writings: A Reader, 2nd edition (2003), ISBN 978-0195154641.

Optional Texts/Materials

  • Coogan (ed.), The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Edition, 4th edition (2010), ISBN 978-0195289602.

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Candace Buckner
  • Department: Religious Studies
  • Credit-granting Institution: UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • A sample syllabus is not yet available.

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