Introduction to New Testament History & Literature

Summary: This course provides a historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements in historical context, concentrating on the New Testament. Although theological themes will occupy much of our attention, the course does not attempt a theological appropriation of the New Testament as scripture. Rather, the importanceContinue reading “Introduction to New Testament History & Literature”

From Israelite to Jew

Summary: Professor Michael Satlow, of Brown University, offers a complete set of lectures on early Judaism (recorded 2011), available for free download on iTunes. The course, “From Israelite to Jew” covers the exile, return from exile, Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, including Philo, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the destruction of the Temple. In otherContinue reading “From Israelite to Jew”

The Bible for Normal People

Summary: The Bible for Normal People is a podcast that helps Christians navigate and appreciate this vastness of biblical interpretation. It is hosted by Pete Enns, a biblical scholar and author, and Jared Byas, a seminary graduate and former philosophy professor. In most episodes, Enns and Byas interview biblical scholars and theologians about their work. RecentContinue reading “The Bible for Normal People”