NT 101C • New Testament Survey (3 units)
Prerequisite to all upper division courses in New Testament. A close study of the New Testament text, examining the foundations of Christianity within its historical contexts, and presenting the principles and tools of interpretation.
NT 291, 292, 293 • Special Topic (1, 2, 3 units)
Study of a special topic relating to the New Testament. May be repeated for credit.
NT/BLAN 301, 302 • Intermediate Greek I, II (3, 3 units)
An advanced course in New Testament Greek. The student begins a translation and exegesis of the Gospel of John along with an intensive, systematic review of grammar and syntax from an advanced Greek grammar.
NT 310 • The Parables of Jesus (3 units)
Prerequisite: NT 101C. This course aims to provide an introductory overview of the critical problems involved in interpreting the parables of Jesus, an understanding of the theological framework for interpreting the meaning of the parables, and an appreciation for the religious, social, and moral values expressed in the message of the parables.
NT 312 • Life of Jesus (3 units)
Prerequisite: NT 101C. An examination of the teaching and ministry of Jesus, designed specifically for the non-religion major. Credit for this course cannot be used to satisfy a religion major requirement.
NT 315 • The Gospel of Mark (1-3 units)
Prerequisite: NT 101C. A study of the background, theology, community and literary significance of the Markan traditions of Jesus.
NT 320 • Johannine Literature (3 units)
Prerequisite: NT 101C. The meaning and message of the Gospel of John and I, II, and III John, including introductory studies concerning authorship, date, location, and occasion for the writings. Involves detailed exegesis of segments of the literature with a focus upon the significance of its theological content.
NT 325 • Hebrews (2 units)
Prerequisite: NT 101C. Content and interpretation of this important Christological text, stressing Bible study methods and resources and giving attention to background considerations in the biblical history of Jewish worship.
NT 330 • General Epistles (3 units)
Prerequisite: NT 101C. James, I and II Peter, and Jude–their contents, interpretation, distinctive teachings, and significance to the canon of the New Testament.
NT 340 • The Acts of the Apostles (3 units)
Prerequisite: NT 101C. Exegesis of the Book of Acts with consideration of critical problems, alerting the student to basic issues in the history and theology of Luke-Acts and providing him or her with an outline of primitive church history.
NT 346-349 • Pauline Epistles (3 units)
Prerequisite: NT 101C. Studies of the critical issues and contents of the Pauline corpus in the contexts of the life of the apostle and of the developing New Testament church. The following courses will be scheduled: NT 346 Romans and Galatians; NT 347 Corinthian Letters; NT 348 Prison Epistles: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon; NT 349 Pastoral and Thessalonian Epistles: I and II Timothy, Titus, I and II Thessalonians.
NT/BLAN 401, 402 • Advanced Greek I, II (2, 2 units)
Reading and exegesis of Greek New Testament passages, selected to acquaint the student with the distinctive styles of the various authors of the New Testament. Some reading in the Apostolic Fathers and the Septuagint is also included.
NT/OT 420 • Apocalyptic Literature (3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Daniel, certain intertestamental literature, and Revelation are studied with a view to determining the nature and rise of apocalyptic literature in Judaism and Christianity.
NT/PLST 446 • Parables for Preaching (3 units)
Prerequisite: NT 101C. An examination of the interrelationship between the meaning of the parables as Jesus spoke them to his original hearers and the message of parables proclaimed in the church today.
NT 455 • New Testament Ethics (3 units)
Prerequisite: NT 101C. This course is designed to acquaint students with the ethical teachings of the New Testament, and to probe the relevance of New Testament ethics for a contemporary personal and social ethic.
NT/THEO 462 • Selected Themes in New Testament Theology (3 units)
Prerequisite: NT 101C, OT 201C, THEO 103C, and BINT 270, and one upper division elective course in New Testament. An advanced course for the study of important theological concepts of the New Testament. The focus will be twofold: the orthodox understanding of major doctrines in the light of their first-century environment, and the development of a basic methodology that will guide the student in the practice of theological interpretation of the New Testament.
NT 470 • Special Topics (1-3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Study of a special topic in New Testament. May be repeated for credit.
NT 472 • Synoptic Gospels (3 units)
Prerequisites: NT 101C, OT 201C, and one additional upper division course in New Testament. The study of the history and nature of the Synoptic Problem and the methods of Gospel research; and an overview of the content, characteristics, and theology of the first three Gospels.
NT 480 • Individual Studies (1-3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and division chair. May be repeated for credit.
NT/OT/THEO 482 • Biblical Theology of Love, Sex, Marriage, and Family (3 units)
Prerequisites: NT 101C, OT 201C, and a basic course in theology. An explanation of the biblical attitudes assumed toward love, sex, marriage, and the family.
NT/OT/THEO 486 • Biblical Theology of Power, Wealth, and Prosperity (3 units)
Prerequisites: NT 101C, OT 201C, and a basic course in theology. An exploration of the biblical attitudes assumed toward power and weakness, wealth and poverty, prosperity and suffering.
NT 490 • Seminar in New Testament (3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Mutual investigation of one topic in New Testament of particular relevance to upper division religion majors. May be repeated for credit.
* This information is provided for ease of use, however it is not the official record. See the academic catalog for official course descriptions and requirements.