'the historical and religious context of the New Testament;
'the figure of Jesus in the New Testament;
'introduction to the Pauline literature, the Gospels and the Apocalypse and insight into the Apocrypha of the New Testament;
'a brief history of the canon of the New Testament;
'relationship between history, literature and theology for reading the Bible.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of this course, the student will be able:
· to describe the historical and religious context of the New Testament and situate the figure of Jesus;
· to master a basic knowledge of the New Testament writings (content, main characteristics¿);
· to describe the history of the formation of the New Testament canon.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
introduction to the NT is a general introduction in the critical reading of biblical text. A more throughgoing reading of individual books of the NT is given in other courses in BA and MA.
The bibliography of each separate chapter is available in the course notes.