NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
REL 215 - NEW TESTAMENT AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY (3 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Surveys the history, literature, and theology of early Christianity in the light of the New Testament. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

To introduce the student to the cultural, literary, historical, religious, and philosophical contributions of the New Testament to western thought. To survey the literature of the New Testament in the light of the best contemporary biblical scholarship. To examine the development of early Christian institutions in their historical context.

ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

None

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the completion of this course, students will be able to

MAJOR ELEMENTS OF CONTENT

Critical attention will be given to the following topics.

Revised 7/01

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