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Exploring the New Testament (CLASSICS 43, JEWISHST 86)

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86

To explore the historical context of the earliest Christians, students will read most of the New Testament as well as many documents that didn't make the final cut. Non-Christian texts, Roman art, and surviving archeological remains will better situate Christianity within the ancient world. Students will read from the Dead Sea Scrolls, explore Gnostic gospels, hear of a five-year-old Jesus throwing divine temper tantrums while killing (and later resurrecting) his classmates, peruse an ancient marriage guide, and engage with recent scholarship in archeology, literary criticism, and history.

Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Requirements: 
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
Course ID: 
214 458

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