New Testament and the literature of its era

Course Information
TitleΗ ΚΑΙΝΗ ΔΙΑΘΗΚΗ ΚΑΙ Η ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΕΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΠΟΧΗΣ ΤΗΣ. / New Testament and the literature of its era
CodeΚΔ6
FacultyTheology
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKyriakoula Papademetriou
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID60002815

Programme of Study: Orthodox Theology and Christian Culture

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses3210
Agías GrafīsCompulsory Course3210
THrīskeiologíasCompulsory Course3210

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600127475
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the course for the students is to acquire more specific knowledge for the literature of the New Testament era and to learn to implement and to exploit the resources of the intertextuality for the interpretation of the New Testament text.
By the successful completion of the course, the students should be able:
  • to have a survey of the literary and non-literary literature of the New Testament era
  • to interprete the New Testament text in the literary terms of its era
  • to implement an intertextual, comparative and cultural approach to the New Testament text.
  • General Competences
    • Apply knowledge in practice
    • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
    • Work autonomously
    • Work in teams
    • Work in an interdisciplinary team
    • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
    Course Content (Syllabus)
    Texts of the New Testament era, pagan, Jewish or Christian ones, literary and non-literary, are presented. They are analyzed and associated linguistically, socio-historically and ideologically with the New Testament text.
    1. Definition of the New Testament era. Socio-historical data.
    2. The sense and the resources of the intertextuality.
    3. Rhetoric, Historiography, Biography of the era and the New Testament.
    4. a)Presentation of representative books and studies. b)Attendance of the scientific colloquium of the P.P.S. of the School, the “Exegeticum-Seminar of Orthodox Hermeneutical Theology”.
    5. Philosophical and scientific literature of the era and the New Testament.
    6. Jewish-Greek literature and the New Testament. Relation with Philo and Josephus.
    7. Apocryphal literature and the New Testament.
    8. a)Presentation of representative books and studies. b)Attendance of the scientific colloquium of the P.P.S. of the School, the “Exegeticum-Seminar of Orthodox Hermeneutical Theology”.
    9. Hymnography, literature of Oracles of the era and the New Testament.
    10. Non-literary documents. Papyri and inscriptions, and the New Testament.
    11. Latin literature of the era and the New Testament.
    12. a)Presentation of representative books and studies. b)Attendance of the scientific colloquium of the P.P.S. of the School, the “Exegeticum-Seminar of Orthodox Hermeneutical Theology”.
    13. Presentation of representative books and studies.
    Keywords
    Hellenistic literature, Graeco-Roman literature, Jewish-Greek literature, Apocryphal literature, papyri, inscriptions, intertextuality.
    Educational Material Types
    • Notes
    • Book
    Use of Information and Communication Technologies
    Use of ICT
    • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
    • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
    • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
    Description
    Use of the electronic resourses and bibliography.
    Electronic supplementary material and exercises provided at the Moodle e-Education platform.
    Educational use of the e-mail.
    Course Organization
    ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
    Lectures1174.7
    Seminars261.0
    Reading Assigment251
    Project502
    Written assigments251
    Total2439.7
    Student Assessment
    Description
    Written assignments (70%). Oral examination in the assignment (30%).
    Student Assessment methods
    • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
    • Written Assignment (Summative)
    • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
    • Performance / Staging (Formative)
    Bibliography
    Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
    1. F.W. Walbank, Ο ελληνιστικός κόσμος, ΒΑΝΙΑΣ, Θεσσαλονίκη 1993.
    2. H.-J. Gehrke, Ιστορία του ελληνιστικού κόσμου, ΜΙΕΤ, Αθήνα 2000.
    Additional bibliography for study
    1. Fr. Montanari, Ιστορία της Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Λογοτεχνίας, Από τον 8ο αι. π.Χ. έως τον 6ο αι. μ.Χ., επιμ. Δ. Ιακώβ-Αντ. Ρεγκάκος, UNIVERSITY STUDIO PRESS, Θεσσαλονίκη 2008.
    2. H. Anderson-W. Barclay, The New Testament in Historical and Contemporary Perspective. Essays in Memory of G.H.C. Macgregor, Oxford 1965.
    3. Ant. Compagnon, Ο δαίμων της θεωρίας, Λογοτεχνία και κοινή λογική, μετφρ. Απ. Λαμπρόπουλος, ΜΕΤΑΙΧΜΙΟ, Αθήνα 2003.
    4. Th. L. Brodie, D. R. MacDonald and St. E. Porter (eds), The Intertextuality of the Epistles. Explorations of Theory and Practice, Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2006.
    5. St. E. Porter, “Early Apocryphal Non-Gospel Literature and the New Testament Text”, JGRChJ 8 (2011–12) 192-98.
    6. New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, vols 1-10, Ancient History Documentary Research Centre, Macquarie University, Sydney-Australia.
    Last Update
    04-09-2017