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Introduction to the New Testament Part 2

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ClassGraphic Join us as we complete our exploration of the New Testament and look at Christianity’s explosive growth in the early centuries of the Common Era. Our continued study of the New Testament, based on a Yale Open Course, will offer a historical view of the origins of Christianity, including analysis of the literature of the earliest Christian movements in their Greco-Roman-Judaic context. Although we will discuss theological issues raised by the texts, this is a secular course of study. When we complete our discussion of the New Testament, we will turn our attention to an examination of the conditions that led to Christianity’s rapid growth within the Roman Empire as well as other topics of relevance to the early Christian church, such as key heresies, early martyrs, influential leaders and theologians, and apocryphal writings. We welcome new and returning members to take part in stimulating discussions about the mysteries and joys of the New Testament and early Christianity. Our texts are: New Testament History and Literature by Dale B. Martin (Yale University Press, 2012) and any New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) edition of The Bible. Participation in the fall offering on this topic is not required to register for this spring study group.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Thu

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Robert Jenkins2.Janet Jablon3.Michael Dolesh 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/7/2024 - 6/6/2024 Weekly - Thu 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Michael Dolesh  ; Janet Jablon  ; Robert Jenkins 
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