HDS 1202

Introduction to the New Testament

Laura Salah Nasrallah


The texts of the New Testament emerged in the diverse social and complex political context of the Roman Empire. This course examines New Testament and contemporaneous texts within their first- and second-century contexts, pays special attention to archaeological materials of the time, considers how and why these particular texts came to be a canon, and demonstrates contemporary hermeneutical strategies, including feminist and postcolonial. Students will also consider the vibrant and controversial contemporary contexts in which they and others interpret the New Testament.

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

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0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Tue Thu 11:30am-1pm
FAS Northwest Lab Building Room B-108

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
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None