Undergraduate Course: The New Testament and Graeco-Roman Culture (BIST10046)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course situates the New Testament in its Graeco-Roman historical, political, literary, and cultural contexts and seeks to identify instances of influence and interaction.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students are particularly welcome to take this course. Ideally you should have already completed two university/College courses in Divinity or Religious studies prior to enrolment. If not, please contact the course manager.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| At the successful completion of this course, students will:
have gained familiarity with the history, literature, religion, culture, society, politics, environment, and thought-world in which the New Testament came into being;
have gained familiarity with selected New Testament texts in relation to their Graeco-Roman background;
be able to critically approach the New Testament texts through interaction with ancient primary sources;
be able to interact with and apply the breadth of secondary literature in the discipline of biblical studies;
be able to render critical judgements on modern scholarship;
be able to provide a sophisticated account (in written form) of select pertinent issues in New Testament studies; demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings; demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sean Adams
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900