Fall 2021

Christian Scriptures

Listed in: Religion, as RELI-178

Formerly listed as: RELI-22

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Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos (Section 01)


This course is a critical introduction to the literature of the earliest Christians, including the New Testament and so-called Christian apocrypha, and to the academic approaches to this literature. The distinctive concerns and literary features of individual texts will be studied in the contexts of the historical development of early Christian communities and the surrounding cultures of the Roman Mediterranean. Our focus throughout will be on the variety of interpretations of Christian scriptures as Christians encountered new social circumstances and theological developments. The course emphasizes careful reading of ancient Christian texts using a variety of methods of scholarly analysis.

Fall semester. Assistant Professor Falcasantos.


Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2021