Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

Introduction to Biblical Studies: Literature and History of the New Testament -Foundations
0.5 Credit

An examination of the history and literature of the early Christian movement, with attention to the political, social, and religious contexts and the diversity as well as the common experience of early Christianity. Stress will be placed on the use and interpretation of the primary sources of the New Testament backgrounds and the letters of Paul. Attention will be given to the various methods of interpreting texts (hermeneutics).