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)
We have known of the existence of the Gospel of Thomas from ancient writers, but it was only after the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Codices that the actual text became available. The Gospel of Thomas is basically a collection of sayings, or logia, that sometimes seem similar, perhaps more primitive than sayings found in the canonical Gospels. Sometimes, however, the sayings seem better explained as reflecting a "Gnostic" understanding of the world. This involves a rejection of the material world and a desire for gnosis, a secret knowledge, in order to escape the world and return to the divine being.
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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.