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 2018 course by Tina Pippin at Agnes Scott College examines “the quests for the historical Jesus, with an analysis of literary and cultural sources (especially from film, music, art), and also the ethical implications of Jesus’ life and message, from the first century to contemporary times.”
A course by Yeo Khiok-khng at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary explores “various reception and hermeneutical theories of
rhetoric and intertextuality on cross-cultural wisdoms (such as ancient Jewish,
Greco-Roman, Chinese, Islamic, African-American, etc.) of various
communities” through the lens of the Book of James.
A 2014 course by Charles Cosgrove at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary provides “a historical introduction to
the writings of the New Testament. Special attention will be given to the social settings of the
writings in the early church and wider Mediterranean world.”
A 2014 course by Charles Cosgrove at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary offers “an advanced course . . . on the interconnected topics of ethics and moral formation in
Paul. The course examines a wide range of material in Paulâs letters in the light of both Greco-
Roman sources and critical scholarship.”
A 1998 course by Jeffrey Carlson at DePaul University investigates the Sermon on the Mount “in terms of its roots in Judaism and the Greco-Roman world, its interpretations in the Christian tradition, in other religions, and in philosophy, the arts and literature.”
A 2002 course by Richard Ascough at Queen’s University “is designed to give an overview of the content and background of the twenty-seven documents that comprise the New Testament. Through these texts we will explore the historical development of early Christianity as it is expressed in the literature of the various faith communities.”