REL 201: Understanding the New Testament

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
Analysis of the origin and development of the early Christian message as set forth in the New Testament. Special attention will be given to the message of Jesus and Paul and its relevance to the modern world.
Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate awareness of the historical and literary context of the New Testament.
  • Show knowledge of modern Biblical interpretation and criticism.
  • Show an understanding of the major parts and types of literature contained in the New Testament.
  • Demonstrate recognition of how New Testament teachings have shaped modern society and human understanding of self.