Course Memo

In this introductory course, students will examine the origins and development of the texts, language, authors, dates, personalities, and significant themes that make up the New Testament through various interpretive approaches. Indeed, by reading and analyzing these texts from the perspective of multiple voices, students will appreciate not only the complexity of NT authorship but also the subsequent paradigms and theologies generated out of these texts, including their own. In this course, special attention will be given to the Hebrew Bible (LXX) and its role in the formation of the NT. This course is appropriate for masters-level students and satisfies part of the core requirements at Berkeley School of Theology. Students from across the GTU are welcome and encouraged to attend the course. Classes will be offered in a hybrid format [Auditors with Faculty Permission]