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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RELI 121 - Jesus, Peter, Paul and Mary: The Beginnings of Christianity

This course examines the diverse literature of the New Testament along with some other early Christian texts that did not become part of the Christian “canon.” We will employ historical-critical approaches in order to situate New Testament texts in their social, political, and historical contexts. We will pay special attention to how the various authors of the New Testament produced Jewish-Christian difference and how they understood the role of women within their communities. Contemporary modes of interpretation will be employed to explore the formation of identity in the first and second centuries of Christianity. Offered every other year. (4 Credits)