A 2018 course by Susanna Drake at Macalester College examines “the diverse literature of the New Testament along with some other early Christian texts that did not become part of the Christian ‘canon.'” The course highlights how these texts have been understood within selected traditions within the United States.
A course by Stephen Shoemaker at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary introduces “students to the various notions of
gender, the body, and sexuality found in the earliest Christian traditions. The courseâs
main emphasis will be on the cultural construction of these three interrelated categories in
early Christian literature.”
A 2011 course by Janet McDaniel at Florida International University surveys “the construction of gender and roles of women in the Hebrew Bible, New Testament and early Christian communities. The course will utilize Feminist Reconstruction methodology by examining the historical, cultural and religious settings of the texts, including their subsequent transmission through Western Civilization into the present.”
A 2014 course by Phil Harland at York University “investigates the origins, development and legacies of apocalypticism within Judean culture and early Christianity. . . . . [it] will also survey the legacies of apocalypticism in religious movements, popular culture (including music and film), and artistic representation to the present day.”