The New Testament
The New Testament is the most influential collection of texts in the history of human religion and is central to the study of Christian theology. New Testament Studies is the discipline that seeks to understand these texts using a variety of methods, such as theological, historical, literary, and philosophical.
To anyone training for ministerial or theological work, its importance is obvious. But the field also provides fundamental reference points for students of western history, literature, religion, art, and philosophy.
Students will examine and explore the theology and the background of New Testament texts. Students will have the opportunity to study the language in which the texts were written, to investigate the diverse religious, cultural and social contexts in which these texts were shaped, and to probe the beliefs that inspired their authors.