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The New Testament


  • 48:34 20. The

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) The Acts of Paul and Thecla has a narrative quite similar to those in ancient Greco-Roman novels: Thecla becomes ena...

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) In the undisputed Pauline epistles, marriage is seen as a way to extirpate sexual desire - neither as a means for pr...

  • 49:52 17. Paul's Disciples

    17. Paul's Disciples

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) In ancient times, documents that were falsely attributed to an author, called pseudepigrapha, were a common phenomen...

  • 47:31 15. Paul As Pastor

    15. Paul As Pastor

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) 1 Corinthian and 2 Corinthians give us several snapshots of the development of the Corinthian church and Paul's rela...

  • 50:56 12. Johannine Christianity: The Letters

    12. Johannine Christianity: The Letters

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) The Jesus of the Gospel of John often speaks in riddles so that his dialogues with characters such as Nicodemus appe...

  • 48:19 24. Apocalyptic And Accommodation

    24. Apocalyptic And Accommodation

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) The Apocalypse of John showed an anti-Roman, politically revolutionary perspective. This is in contrast with Paul's ...

  • 47:12 23. Apocalyptic And Resistance

    23. Apocalyptic And Resistance

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) The Apocalypse, or the Revelation of John, shares many of the traits found in apocalyptic literature: it operates in...

  • 45:52 18. Arguing With Paul?

    18. Arguing With Paul?

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) Early Christianity presents us with a wide diversity in attitudes towards the law. There were also many different Ch...

  • 49:29 22. Interpreting Scripture: Medieval Interpretations

    22. Interpreting Scripture: Medieval Interpretations

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) The principles of interpreting the New Testament in this course assume a historical critical perspective. The histor...

  • 49:50 11. Johannine Christianity: The Gospel

    11. Johannine Christianity: The Gospel

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) The Gospel of John is a gospel dramatically different from the Synoptic Gospels. It is full of long dialogues, it sp...

  • 48:54 2. From Stories To Canon

    2. From Stories To Canon

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) The Christian faith is based upon a canon of texts considered to be holy scripture. How did this canon come to be? D...

  • 13:39 Excursions At Nazareth And Capernaum

    Excursions At Nazareth And Capernaum

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    9. The Gospel of Luke, Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPhiVT53JP0 10. The Acts of the Apostles, Introduction to Ne...

  • 44:37 6. The Gospel Of Mark

    6. The Gospel Of Mark

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) The Gospels of the New Testament are not biographies, and, in this class, they are read through a historical critica...

  • 48:06 21. Interpreting Scripture: Hebrews

    21. Interpreting Scripture: Hebrews

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) There are many ways of interpreting the text, and ancient methods of interpretation may seem bizarre to our modern s...

  • 47:41 26. The

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) How did a small group following an apocalyptic prophet in Palestine become Christianity - what is now called a "worl...

  • 50:15 14. Paul As Missionary

    14. Paul As Missionary

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) The New Testament and other texts provide us with many accounts of the Apostle Paul, some that contradict each other...

  • 36:42 5. The New Testament As History

    5. The New Testament As History

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) The accounts of Paul's travels in The Acts of the Apostles and Galatians seem to contradict each other at many point...

  • 48:17 7. The Gospel Of Matthew

    7. The Gospel Of Matthew

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) The Gospel of Matthew contains some of the most famous passages that both Christians and non-Christians are familiar...

  • 48:42 3. The Greco-Roman World

    3. The Greco-Roman World

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) Knowledge of historical context is crucial to understanding the New Testament. Alexander the Great, in his conquests...

  • 48:35 10. The Acts Of The Apostles

    10. The Acts Of The Apostles

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) The speech that Stephen gives before his accusers in Acts shows how the author of Luke-Acts used and edited his sour...

  • 49:16 9. The Gospel Of Luke

    9. The Gospel Of Luke

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) Luke and Acts, a two-volume work, are structured very carefully by the author to outline the ministry of Jesus and t...

  • 52:29 13. The Historical Jesus

    13. The Historical Jesus

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) It is obvious that certain narratives in the New Testament contradict each other and cannot be woven into a historic...

  • 48:28 4. Judaism In The First Century

    4. Judaism In The First Century

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) Of the four kingdoms that arose after Alexander's death, those of the Seleucids and the Ptolemies are most pertinent...

  • 48:24 25. Ecclesiastical Institutions: Unity, Martyrs, And Bishops

    25. Ecclesiastical Institutions: Unity, Martyrs, And Bishops

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    Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152) The Epistle of Jude can be dated to somewhere during post-apostolic Christianity and before the formation of the Can...

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