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THEO 6332   (3-3-0)   First Century Christianity
This course examines the emergence and development of Christianity in the first century A.D., with special attention to a literary, historical, sociological, and theological analysis of the Acts of the Apostles.   Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


THEO 6333   (3-3-0)   New Testament Readings: Synoptic Gospels
This course examines the gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke from historical, literary, and theological perspectives. It will examine the unique perspectives of each of these gospels, as well as common significant elements and themes. This exploration will involve examination of the literary and historical context of the Synoptic Gospels, the methods and results of scholarly study of the gospels, and the practice of exegesis.   Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


THEO 6334   (3-3-0)   New Testament Readings: Johannine Literature
THEO 6334 (3-3-0) New Testament Readings: Johannine Literature This course examines the Gospel of John, the Johannine letters, and the Revelation of John from historical, literary, and theological perspectives. It will examine major Johannine themes and, in the case of Revelation, the apocalyptic movement in general. This exploration will involve examination of the literary and historical context of the Johannine Literature, the methods and results of scholarly study, and the practice of exegesis.   Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


THEO 6335   (3-3-0)   New Testament Readings: Pauline Epistles
This course examines the Pauline Epistles from historical, literary, and theological perspectives. Attention will be given to the ministry and teaching of the Apostle Paul as recorded in the Pauline Epistles, with attention given to the life setting of each letter as related to Paul’s ministry journeys. This exploration will involve examination of the literary and historical context of the Pauline Epistles, the methods and results of scholarly study, and the practice of exegesis.   Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


THEO 6336   (3-3-0)   New Testament Readings: General Epistles
This course examines the General Epistles from historical, literary, and theological perspectives. Attention will be given to the theological message of each epistle in light of its historical circumstances. This exploration will involve examination of the literary and historical context of the General Epistles, the methods and results of scholarly study, and the practice of exegesis. Periodically.   Periodically.
Prerequisite: None.


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