Oct 25, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22
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CLWR 3320 - New Testament

Surveys the writings of the New Testament in their historical, political, social, and religious context of the Jewish and Greco-Roman worlds in the first century. Discussions to gain familiarity with questions of authorship, genre, historical setting, historical accuracy, use of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, etc. Explores modern academic approaches to the New Testament and its relation to such issues as gender, ethics, identity, the body, politics, ritual, and sacred space, among others. While the course does not adopt a faith-based perspective on the New Testament, we will note the importance of selected texts to modern religious communities.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2HL
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • A sense of the variety of the interpretations of the NT texts by various (ancient and modern) Christian traditions and Islam.
  • An awareness of genre, background, authorship, and writing procedures in the ancient world.
  • Knowledge of historical circumstances of the events to which texts refer and of their composition.
  • Knowledge of the history and development of ancient world views including afterlife, supernatural agents, gender, and other social patterns.
  • Skill in interpreting texts and reflection on how texts interpret other texts, e.g. Christian references to Jewish scriptures.

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