Greek Exegesis: Acts of the Apostles

REL592
Spring 2018
M 3:30 - 5:20pm
Area: 
Area I
Permission Not Required
No Limit to Enrollment
Course Description: 

The Acts of the Apostles narrates the origins and development of early Christianity in order to create a sense of Christian identity. It does so by telling the story of the development of the church through the apostolic tradition, in relationship to Judaism, and in relationship to the larger Greco-Roman world. This seminar explores how this sense of self-identity is created by carefully reading the Greek text of Acts and selective Jewish and Greco-Roman texts. 

Background Expected: 

Two years of Greek

Course Requirements: 

Reading of Acts and other texts in Greek

Reading a major commentary and sampling from others

Major research paper

Final Examination

Basis of Evaluation: 

Class Participation    One third

Papers                     One third

Final Exam               One third