Study of the writings of the New Testament with special focus on the Four Gospels, The Acts of the Apostles, and the Pauline letters. Will cover the history and methods for interpreting the New Testament, especially in light of the Second Vatican Council's Decree on Divine Revelation.
Considers major introductory questions: author, literary history, and the time and circumstances that produced the canonical Gospel. Consideration of major passages. Special attention to an understanding of the narrative design of the Gospel and its contribution to the development of Christian understanding of God, the Christ, and the Christian community.