A condensed introduction to the complex historical, literary and theological worlds of the New Testament. Core texts of the gospels, Acts, Paul and Revelation are examined within their Roman imperial, Hellenistic and Jewish colonial contexts - and with an eye to past and current interpretational struggles at the intersection of gender, race, class and religion. Can we learn how to read "with new eyes?"

Notes: Required for MDiv students completing option A of the Bible requirement. Weekly tutorial required.