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 Apocalypse of John showed an anti-Roman, politically revolutionary perspective. This is in contrast with Pauls writing in Romans 13, which calls for submission to governmental authorities - although passages in 1 Corinthians may be said to contradict this. 2 Thessalonians, a pseudonymous letter, also preaches a politically conservative and accommodative message, as does 1 Peter. Interestingly, these letters do not discard or ignore apocalypticism but use it quite differently from the author of Revelation to further their message of political conservatism. 2 Peter seems to be a letter dating from the second century, from the post-apostolic age. In 2 Peter, the apocalypse is no longer imminent and is not used to further any admonition. Instead, it has become simply a part of Christian doctrine.
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This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
Sep 12, 2018
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March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.