2018-2019 Catalog Winter Update [Archived]

HUM 208 New Testament Studies

(Contact Hours: 3) This course provides an overview of the historical development of the New Testament. Students will discover the diverse processes by which the books of the New Testament were recognized as authoritative and entered into the canon as authentic. Students will also recognize and learn to interpret different levels of biblical expression such as language, myth, metaphor, allegory, and symbols. Finally, students will research the use of New Testament biblical expressions, symbols, idioms, and allegory in the works of many well known authors. The approach to the study of this topic is primarily academic, scholarly, secular, literary, and critical. That means that the purpose of this course is not to exclusively teach the basics of any church interpretation of the Bible or the New Testament. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.