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Courses Offered

Philosophy and Religion 103

Introduction to Religion

General Introductory Study of Religion from the Phenomenological Perspective, i.e., Religion as a Human Activity. This Course is Taught with Special Reference to the Academic Scientific Historical-Critical Perspective on the Judaeo-Christian Biblical Tradition.

Philosophy and Religion 236

Introduction to the New Testament

Study of the Early Christian Writings from the Academic-Scientific-Historical-Critical Perspective, using Readings from the New Testament Texts as Illustrations. Web-enhanced.

Philosophy and Religion 238

History of Christianity I

Survey of the Basic Development of the Early and Medieval Christian Church from its Foundation to the Protestant Reformation. Emphasis on Major Thinkers and Pivotal Events that Determined the Historical Trends. Technology College Course. Offered in the Spring semester.

Philosophy and Religion 336

New Testament Literature

Analysis and Interpretation of a Particular Part of the New Testament. Topics Will Vary from One Course Offering to Another. This Year's Topic: Armageddon, Antichrist, Apocalypse Now! Prerequisite: PAR 235 or 236.

Philosophy and Religion 337

Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Critical Analysis of Major Jewish and Christian Canonical and Non-Canonical Writings for the Purpose of Ascertaining their Authorship, Date, Provenance, Content, and Purpose. Prerequisite: PAR 235 or 236.

Philosophy and Religion 338

Greek Biblical Uncial Papyrology

Study of the Earliest Surviving Manuscripts of the New Testament Documents

Philosophy and Religion 400

Colloquium for Majors

An interdisciplinary investigation of various philosophical and religious questions. Last topic: Apocalypse and War.

Greek Language Studies

Innovative New Method of Learning the Original Language of the Greek New Testament from Texts of the Gospels. Emphasis on the History and Theory of Grammar, and the Philosophical, Theological, and Historical Etymology of the Greek Vocabulary. Advanced Study in Academic and Philosophical Greek also Available.


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