New Testament II: Epistles & Apocalypse (BIBL220)
This course focuses on the letters of Paul, but also introduces the general epistles and Revelation. Close reading of the Pauline epistles highlights Paul’s cultural world, the particular situations that prompted him to write these letters, and his theological vision. Reading of selected general epistles and the Book of Revelation opens up interpretive issues raised by these writings. Through lectures, seminar and small-group discussion, and papers, students explore the theological message of New Testament texts, strengthen exegetical skills, and draw connections between these first-century texts and the work of the church today.