Course Memo

This online course is an introduction to the field New Testament Studies, providing a representative view of the various components within the contemporary study of the discipline, its texts and contexts. First, we will explore “traditional” approaches to the New Testament, focusing on the texts and contexts of the past, and how recent scholarship has defined some of the main topics (Composition, Synoptic problems, etc.,) Second, using more recent developments in the discipline, we will attend to different trajectories of interpretation that pay close attention to the way different communities understand, represent, and re-appropriate the New Testament for different theological and ideological purposes (Imperial and Postcolonial Studies, Feminist and Queer Approaches, Liberationist Readings). DL PLTS students will have registration priority. [20 max enrollment]