PHI 142 New Testament

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Prerequisite: CCR 092

This course surveys the literature of the early Christian era, from its inception to approximately 150 C.E. The New Testament as well as selected non-canonical writings from the period is examined. The course focuses on the interpretation of these texts in light of the cultural milieu from which they arose. Particular attention is paid to the influence of ancient literary conventions upon the Christian writers of this time.