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 Epistle of Jude can be dated to somewhere during post-apostolic Christianity and before the formation of the Canon. It refers to the apostles as representing a prior generation, yet it quotes from texts later excluded (perhaps, for example, by 2 Peter) from the Canon. The letters of Ignatius of Antioch contain evidence of a move toward the institutionalization of early Christianity. It mentions, for example, three different church offices bishops, presbyters, and deacons. It also heavily emphasizes the authority held by those with these titles. The Didache contains liturgical and ritual instructions for rites such as baptism, the Lords Prayer, and the Eucharist. All these documents show the change in early Christianity toward greater church structure and institutionalization.
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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.