"Introduction to the New Testament"

Prof. Felix Just, S.J.
Dept. of Theology & Religious Studies
University of San Francisco

Online Resources - Fall 2005

Class Date Online Resources
Th-8/25 · Philosophy/Theology Powerpoint Presentation - incl. Three Great Western Religions
· E.N.T.E.R. - Electronic New Testament Educational Resources
T-8/30 · Comparative Chart of Hebrew & Christian Bibles - esp. distinction between HB & LXX
· New Testament Canon - arrangement & overview by genre
Th-9/1 · Glossary of Important Terms for Biblical Studies - first four sections
· Biblical Genres & Form Criticism - the Bible is not just one book, but a library collection!
T-9/6 · Israelite/Jewish History - Egyptian to Greek Eras
· Descendants of Abraham - an abbreviated family tree, from Abraham to the NT era
Th-9/8 · Biblical References - citing book names, chapter and verse numbers
· New Testament Canon - formation & transmission, criteria for canonicity, role of Evangelists
· Five Gospel Parallels - allows you to view 2, 3, 4, or 5 Gospels in parallel columns (off-site)
T-9/13 · Covenants & Pillars of Judaism - a summary of OT theology
· Israelite/Jewish History - Roman & Christian Eras
· Gospel acc. to Mark: Outlines and Analyses - study esp. the "Central Section"
Th-9/15 · The Four Gospels: Comparative Charts - study in detail
· The Synoptic Problem and Some Proposed Solutions - know esp. the "Four-Source Theory"
· The Synoptic Gospels: Structural Outlines and Unique Materials - learn the three outlines
T-9/20 · Christological Titles in the New Testament - Christ, Son of God, Son of Man, etc.
· Overview of NT Geography - Region of Palestine only, for now
· Matthew's Gospel: Five Major Discourses - showing Matthew's Jesus as the "New Moses"

· Parables of Jesus in the Gospels
· Miracle Stories in the Gospels - know the categories
· Women in the Synoptic Gospels

T-9/27 · Acts of the Apostles - Outline and Major Themes

· The Fourth Gospel: Introductory Materials - memorize the first outline; review other pages
· John vs. Synoptics: Major Differences - study in detail
· PBS Video: From Jesus to Christ - excellent website; see esp. Part III on the 4 Gospels

T-10/4 · The Letters/Epistles of John
Th-10/6 · Non-canonical Gospels (off-site) - see esp. Gospel of Thomas & Gospel of Peter
· Nag Hammadi Library (off-site) - from the "Gnosis Society"
T-10/11 · Miracle Stories in the Gospels - know the categories
· Jesus Gives Sight to the Blind
Th-10/13 · Jewish Groups at the Time of Jesus - be able to describe each of the groups
· Rulers in Israel during the Roman Era
· Progression of Theologies in Ancient Judaism - know the differences

· Defintions of "Apocalyptic" - know the definitions and features
· The Eschatololgical/Apocalyptic Discourse

Th-10/20 · The Resurrection of Jesus - learn the definitions of terms and the categories type of traditions
· Christological Titles in the New Testament - know the distinctive meanings of all the titles
T-10/25 · Pauline Chronology - learn the main "phases" of Paul's life (including lots of details by now)
· Pauline Geography - know the names and locations of the Roman provinces and their capitals
Th-10/27 · NT Letter Structure - know the structural format of ancient letters, and the distinctive features of Paul's
· Paul's Missionary Associates - esp. Barnabas, Silas, Timothy, Titus, and the main "categories"
T-11/1 · Paul and the Christians in Corinth - study the timeline of Paul's interactions w/ Corinth
· Major Pauline Themes
Th-11/3 · Social Aspects of the Pauline Churches - study esp. citizenship, slavery, and prisons
· Literary Overviews of the Pauline Letters
T-11/8 · Contrasts between Galatians and Romans - konw the definitions, and the processes vs. results
Th-11/10 · The Deutero-Pauline Letters - know the main differences: the undisputed vs. disputed letters
· The Letters to the Colossians and the Ephesians
· The Pastoral Epistles: 1 & 2 Timothy & Titus
T-11/15 · Paul & James on Faith & Works - why do they apparently, but not really, contradict each other
. Acts of Paul and Thecla (off-site; skim quickly)
Th-11/17 · The Epistle to the Hebrews
T-11/22 · Household Codes in the NT
· Paul's Missionary Associates - focus on the women
T-11/29 · The Epistles of Peter
· The Epistle of James
· The Letter of Jude
Th-12/1 · Study Materials for the Book of Revelation
· Defintions of "Apocalyptic"
· Numbers in the Book of Revelation
T-12/6 · The Development of the NT Canon (offsite)
· Study Guide for the Final Exam
Th-12/8 optional review session: Q&A only, no new material; in regular classroom at our usual time

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