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ARCHIVED 2015-16 SA&S Crete Campus Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2015-16 SA&S Crete Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PRE 121 - Introduction to the New Testament (3)

This course is designed as a one-semester introduction to the history and culture reflected in and the literature contained in the New Testament. We will read this entire library in order to understand the culture(s) that produced it, as well as its impact on our culture today. For students, the objectives of the course are: 1) to be familiar with as well as appreciate the literature in the New Testament; 2) to understand this literature in terms of its historical and cultural context (i.e., events, movements, values, ideologies, and self-understandings), as well as to engage it as literature; 3) to examine the influence these texts have and continue to have on our culture(s) and thought(s); and 4) to develop both study skills and time-management talents as well as an informed view of the subject matter through reading primary and secondary sources and in-class discussion.

Offered spring terms.