Department of Religious Studies

Caroline Crews



Early Christianity | Apocryphal Texts | Material Philology | "Orthodoxy" and "Heresy" | Papyrology | Coptic Studies | Greco-Roman Religions


R S 315N • Intro To The New Testament

43430 • Fall 2021
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.120

This course focuses on some of the most influential religious texts in human history the 27 texts that were included in the New Testament. In addition, we will also read several other ancient texts that did not make it into the Christian Bible. During the semester we will explore the content of these texts, theories about how they were produced, methods used by scholars to interpret them, and conclusions that specialists reach about their significance. In the process, students will also have a chance to reflect on the general nature of human religiosity.

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