New Testament History and Literature

Religion 212

A survey of the history and theology of the New Testament. A brief overview of the political, cultural, and religious background of the New Testament is followed by a study of the life and teachings of Jesus as portrayed in the Gospels, the history of the early Apostolic Church, the life and thought of St. Paul, and the theology of the General Epistles. Modern theories of New Testament composition and hermeneutical methods are also evaluated.