20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to the New Testament, its content and origins in the 1st century. The course will give an overview of the thought-world and character of major books. Each lecture will focus on one or several books and the theological theme, which stands out or unites them. In the second lecture students will be introduced to one particular method of reading and studying the New Testament. General information on the political and historical background, literary forms and textual transmission will be given alongside the introduction of NT books. Students will be introduced to major resources of studying the NT, such as commentaries and dictionaries.

Staff Contact: Rev'd Dr Jennifer Cooper
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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