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RES 296T Topic: The Gospel of St. Luke and the Acts of the Apostles

Course Description: Within the Christian Scriptures (The New Testament) the writings of St. Luke; his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles, represent the single largest block of material from the pen of a single author. This course will study these two most influential documents from the perspective of modern critical Biblical scholarship with an eye to understanding of their sources, audience, context, and major themes. The aim of the course is to introduce the student to a scholarly study of the Bible which aims at a sophisticated approach to an understanding of the text. No previous study of the source documents of Christianity is required not assumed.


3 credits