Introduction to the New Testament: The Gospels and Acts
Bob Kramish, PhD. (Candidate)
February 6 – March 23, 2012
Registration Deadline: February 2, 2012
This seven-week overview introduces the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the four canonical gospels, and the story of the birth of Christianity as described in the Acts of the Apostles. We’ll compare and contrast the gospels, and learn how each evangelist wrote with a specific audience in mind, focusing on different aspects of Jesus’ character and mission. We’ll learn about the “Synoptic Problem” (why Matthew, Mark and Luke are so similar to one another, and so different from John), and how the Acts of the Apostles provides a sequel to the Gospel of Luke. We’ll also examine these writings in the light of the political, social and religious developments of first-century Palestine.
Bob Kramish is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Currently working on his dissertation on liturgical texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls, his interests in biblical studies span both testaments and everything in between, with a special passion for biblical and related languages.
This course qualifies for the Advanced Anglican Series in the area of Scripture. 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.
Register by January 20: $190
Register by February 2: $225
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