The New Testament in the Graeco-Roman World (DIVI10012)
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Visiting students should have already completed two (University/College level) courses in Divinity or Religious studies, at grade B or above, prior to enrolment.
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.
Academic Description: 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. In any given year, there may be a particular set theme. Syllabus/Outline Content: In any given term the syllabus may be organized around a set theme in the Graeco-Roman context of the New Testament, e.g., ethnicity, sacrifice, etc. Each week will focus on a set primary text accompanied by one or more secondary readings. Student Learning Experience Information: The course format is a mixture of lecture and seminar-style discussion on set primary and secondary readings, which will have been read in advance of the class.
Written Exam 60%, Coursework 30%, Practical Exam 10%
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