Who was Jesus of Nazareth? How were traditions about him remembered, gathered, and put in literary form? How different are the individual gospels? What were the issues that Paul addressed as he wrote to the churches he founded? How should we understand the Book of Revelation? How (and when) did all these writings come to form the collection now known as the New Testament? These are a few of the questions to be explored.
Satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives requirement.
Not open to juniors or seniors until Drop/Add or to students who have taken Religion 230 or 231.
This course may be applied towards a Classics major.