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The course aims to provide the student to understand the origin as well as the development of the New Testament and to equip him to undertake a scientific study of the New Testament with a view towards interpreting it for himself and the wider community.
The course will deal with basic concepts in the formation of the New Testament, Inspiration & principle of Biblical Hermeneutics according to the mind of the Church, New Testament History and Geography, and Introduction to Biblical Greek.
Class Participation: 20%
Several small pieces of coursework
Final Examination: 80%
Brown, Raymond E. An Introduction to the New Testament. New York: Doubleday, 1997
Strauss, Mark L. Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels. Michigan: Zondervan, 2007
Hagner, Donald A. The New Testament.: A Historical and Theological Introduction. Michigan.: Baker Academic, 2012
Charpentier, Etienne. How to Read the New Testament. London: SCM Press, 1982
Harrington, Danie J., and Christopher R. Matthews, eds. Encountering Jesus in the Scriptures. New York: Paulist Press, 2012
Holladay, Carl R. A Critical Introduction to the New Testament: Interpreting the Message and Meaning of Jesus Christ. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005
Hayes, John H, and Carl R. Holladay. Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner’s Handbook. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007
Williamson, Peter S, Catholic Principles for Interpreting Scripture. Rome: PIB, 2001
Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Interpretation of Scripture: In Defense of the Historical-Critical Method. New York: Paulist Press, 2008
Benedict XVI, Verbum Domini, Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation. Liberia Editrice: Vaticana, 2010
Vatican Council II, Dei Verbum. In Vatican Council II: Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, edited by Austin Flannery, OP. Northport: Costello, 1996
However, the student also will be exposed to a wide variety of literature on the subject.
To be confirmed
Fr. Ryan Innas