Spring 2015: April 13 – June 1, 2015
Introduction to the New Testament
The survey course focuses not only on the basic content of the 27 books of the New Testament but seeks to develop the analytical skills required to read, interpret, discuss and critically assess these passages in a manner appropriate to intelligent people of faith. We pay particular attention to the various perspectives on Jesus as well as the epistles of Paul, Peter and James in order to enrich our understanding of the early church. The course is intended to foster the student’s development of a personal, loving relationship with God while at the same time providing a solid scriptural foundation for later theology studies.
Instructor: Dr. Sandra Collins
Dr. Collins holds a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Jewish Studies as well as master’s degrees in church history and library science. She is currently Academic Dean and faculty in Biblical Studies at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. Sandee has taught biblical courses and general religion classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her dissertation, Weapons Upon Her Body: The Female Heroic in the Hebrew Bible was published by Cambridge Scholars Press in 2012.