New Testament (NT)

NT-101  New Testament Survey  3 Credits  

Prerequisite to all upper division courses in New Testament. A close study of the New Testament text, examining the foundations of Christianity within its historical contexts, and presenting the principles and tools of interpretation. (required for all Religion majors; meets Religion/Humanities requirement for all majors)

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Spring.

NT-101C  New Testament Survey  3 Credits  

Prerequisite to all upper division courses in New Testament. A close study of the New Testament text, examining the foundations of Christianity within its historical contexts, and presenting the principles and tools of interpretation.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Spring.

NT-291  Special Topic:  1 Credit  

Study of a special topic relating to the New Testament. May be repeated for credit.

NT-292  Special Topic:  2 Credits  

Study of a special topic relating to the New Testament. May be repeated for credit.

NT-293  Special Topic:  3 Credits  

Study of a special topic relating to the New Testament. May be repeated for credit.

NT-301  Intermediate Greek I  3 Credits  

An advanced course in New Testament Greek. The student begins a translation and exegesis of the Gospel of John along with an intensive, systematic review of grammar and syntax from an advanced Greek grammar.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

NT-302  Intermediate Greek II  3 Credits  

An advanced course in New Testament Greek. The student begins a translation and exegesis of the Gospel of John along with an intensive, systematic review of grammar and syntax from an advanced Greek grammar.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

NT-310  Parables of Jesus  3 Credits  

This course aims to provide an introductory overview of the critical problems involved in interpreting the parables of Jesus, an understanding of the theological framework for interpreting the meaning of the parables, and an appreciation for the religious, social, and moral values expressed in the message of the parables.

Prerequisite: NT-101C

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

NT-312  Life of Jesus  3 Credits  

A critical examination of the assumptions, history, methods, and conclusions of the so-called, "Quest of the Historical Jesus." We then interpret the data about Jesus against the history and culture of late Second Temple Judaism, followed by an examination of the meaning of Jesus' life and work.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

NT-315  Gospel of Mark  3 Credits  

A study of the background, theology, community and literary significance of the Markan traditions of Jesus.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

NT-320  Johannine Literature  3 Credits  

The meaning and message of the Gospel of John and I, II, and III John, including introductory studies concerning authorship, date, location, and occasion for the writings. Involves detailed exegesis of segments of the literature with a focus upon the significance of its theological content.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

NT-325  Hebrews  3 Credits  

Content and interpretation of this important Christological text, stressing Bible study methods and resources and giving attention to background considerations in the biblical history of Jewish worship.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

NT-330  General Epistles  3 Credits  

James, I and II Peter, and Jude-their contents, interpretation, distinctive teachings, and significance to the canon of the New Testament.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

NT-340  Acts of the Apostles  3 Credits  

Exegesis of the Book of Acts with consideration of critical problems, alerting the student to basic issues in the history and theology of Luke-Acts and providing him or her with an outline of primitive church history.

Prerequisite: NT-101C

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

NT-346  Romans & Galatians  3 Credits  

Studies of the critical issues and contents of the Pauline corpus in the contexts of the life of the apostle and of the developing New Testament church. The following courses will be scheduled: NT 346 Romans and Galatians; NT 347 Corinthian Letters; NT 348 Prison Epistles: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon; NT 349 Pastoral Epistles: I and II Timothy, and Titus.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

NT-347  Corinthian Letters  3 Credits  

Studies of the critical issues and contents of the Pauline corpus in the contexts of the life of the apostle and of the developing New Testament church. The following courses will be scheduled: NT 346 Romans and Galatians; NT 347 Corinthian Letters; NT 348 Prison Epistles: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon; NT 349 Pastoral Epistles: I and II Timothy, and Titus.

Prerequisite: NT-101C

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

NT-348  Prison Epistles  3 Credits  

Studies of the critical issues and contents of the Pauline corpus in the contexts of the life of the apostle and of the developing New Testament church. The following courses will be scheduled: NT 346 Romans and Galatians; NT 347 Corinthian Letters; NT 348 Prison Epistles: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon; NT 349 Pastoral Epistles: I and II Timothy, and Titus.

Prerequisite: NT-101C

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

NT-349  Pastoral & Thess Epistles  3 Credits  

Studies of the critical issues and contents of the Pauline corpus in the contexts of the life of the apostle and of the developing New Testament church. The following courses will be scheduled: NT 346 Romans and Galatians; NT 347 Corinthian Letters; NT 348 Prison Epistles: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon; NT 349 Pastoral Epistles: I and II Timothy, and Titus.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

NT-401  Advanced Greek I  2 Credits  

Reading and exegesis of Greek New Testament passages, selected to acquaint the student with the distinctive styles of the various authors of the New Testament. Some reading in the Apostolic Fathers and the Septuagint is also included.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

NT-402  Advanced Greek II  2 Credits  

Reading and exegesis of Greek New Testament passages, selected to acquaint the student with the distinctive styles of the various authors of the New Testament. Some reading in the Apostolic Fathers and the Septuagint is also included.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

NT-446  Parables for Preaching  3 Credits  

An examination of the interrelationship between the meaning of the parables as Jesus spoke them to his original hearers and the message of parables proclaimed in the church today.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

NT-462  Selected Themes/NT Theology  3 Credits  

An advanced course for the study of important theological concepts of the New Testament. The focus will be twofold: the orthodox understanding of major doctrines in the light of their first-century environment, and the development of a basic methodology that will guide the student in the practice of theological interpretation of the New Testament. Core requirement for the religion major offered every spring.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

NT-470  Special Topic:  1-3 Credits  

Study of a special topic in New Testament. May be repeated for credit.

NT-472  Synoptic Gospels  3 Credits  

The study of the history and nature of the Synoptic Problem and the methods of Gospel research; and an overview of the content, characteristics, and theology of the first three Gospels.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

NT-480  Individual Studies:  1-3 Credits  

May be repeated for credit.

NT-490  Seminar:  1-3 Credits  

Mutual investigation of one topic in New Testament of particular relevance to upper division religion majors. May be repeated for credit.