This is a survey course on the New Testament in its historical, social and literary contexts beginning with its use in the Episcopal Church through the lectionary. The course approaches NT writings as literary (by considering genre, narrative, and redaction criticism), as texts (by considering form and rhetorical criticism), as historical sources for the historical Jesus, and early followers and the life of Paul (by considering historical and archaeological work), and as theological works (by considering how the New Testament functions in nearby Episcopal churches and in official materials).
This course will be conducted weekly on Zoom. A link for the Zoom classes will be made available to you before the course begins. Class materials and activities will be available on Populi. Registration on this website for the course will also register you on the Populi website. You will be invoiced $300 plus a once-a-term $75 technology fee after our two-week drop/add period has closed.
Scholarship funds to help you pay for this course are available if you can demonstrate need and if you are a member of a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Central PA. For information on scholarships please contact the Dean.