HDS 1202

Introduction to the New Testament

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza


The diverse writings of the New Testament emerged in the variegated social, religious and political contexts of the Roman empire and are written by the followers of a Jewish teacher who was killed by Roman imperial power. We will discuss major analytical tools and disciplinary methods for analyzing and interpreting these texts and their socio-historical worlds. The course will also explore how these ancient texts still shape contemporary cultural and religious discourses and are read differently in different socio-political and religious locations. Note: Course has group meetings from 1 to 2 pm.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1400


0.50 credits
Spring 2013
Wed 2pm-4pm
Andover Hall Room 102

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • New Testament and Early Christianity
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None