New Testament History and Literature
Yale, , Prof. Dale B. Martin
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Introduction: Why Study the New Testament? - From Stories to Canon - The Greco-Roman World - Judaism in the First Century - The New Testament as History - The Gospel of Mark - The Gospel of Matthew - The Gospel of Thomas - The Gospel of Luke - The Acts of the Apostles - Johannine Christianity: the Gospel - Johannine Christianity: the Letters - The Historical Jesus - Paul as Missionary - Paul as Pastor - Paul as Jewish Theologian - Paul's Disciples - Arguing with Paul? - The "Household" Paul: the Pastorals - The "Anti-household" Paul: Thecla - Interpreting Scripture: Hebrews - Interpreting Scripture: Medieval Interpretations - Apocalyptic and Resistance - Apocalyptic and Accommodation - Ecclesiastical Institutions: Unity, Martyrs, and Bishops - The "Afterlife" of the New Testament and Postmodern Interpretation
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Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152)
The principles of interpreting the New Testament in this course assume a historical critical perspective. The historical critical method of interpreting a text privileges the intended meaning of the ancient author, the interpretation of a texts original audience, the original language the text was written in, and the avoidance of anachronism. However, for most of the last two thousand years, this has not been the method of interpretation of the Bible. Pre-modern interpreters, such as Origen and Augustine, felt free to allegorize and use the text as they saw fit. It was only through the Reformation and other events in modern history that the historical critical method became the predominant method of interpretation.
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This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.