From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

Semester:
Fall 2022
Start Date:
Monday, September 12, 2022 to Monday, December 12, 2022
Day:
Thu
Time:
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Schedule Notes:

This is an in-person class, but limited remote spots may be accommodated upon instructor's approval. 

Discipline:
Biblical
Teaching Method:
Lectures
Tutorial
Readings
Credits:
1
WYB1501HF
Summary:

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological settings. Using a "socio-literary" approach, we will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework, both centred on what the early Christians called the "gospel" or "Kerygma." One dimension has to do with social history, the origin and development of Christianity as a distinct social entity, from its foundations in the ministry of Jesus and the Easter experience, through its emergence as a Jewish renewal movement, and on to its development into a separate, largely Gentile, institutionalized religion. The second dimension has to do with literature, the process by which the Gospels came to be written, their literary form and texture, and their character as narrative versions of the "gospel."

Enrolment Notes:

This is an in-person class, but limited remote spots may be accommodated upon instructor's approval. 

Additional Notes:

Please note: All syllabi are considered draft until the first day of class. Please look for the final version of the course syllabus to be posted on the course's Quercus site.