New Testament I: Introduction, History and Culture of the New Testament period

Course Information
TitleΚαινή Διαθήκη Ι: Εισαγωγή, ιστορία και πολιτισμός εποχής Καινής Διαθήκης / New Testament I: Introduction, History and Culture of the New Testament period
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorVasileios Tzerpos
Course ID60005502

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 210
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course116

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: -Describe theological and historical key aspects of the New Testament Books -Analyze issues related to the New Testament Books redaction -Shape critically their own view on the particular circumstances related to introductory problems of each New Testament text -Distinguish and name the cultural parameters and how they contributed to the holy scriptures redaction and development -Apply information and communication technologies for searching and analyzing data and information about New Testament Books -Be aware of the New Testament importance for the Church and for the modern society as well
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course surveys the history of the manuscripts and the several editions of the text of the New Testament and the history of its Canon. Historical aspects from the Hellenistic era in which the New Testament was composed and spread are also presented. The course also examines the language, form, place, date, aim of authorship, theological ideas and the content of every book of the New Testament and its message to the modern world. There is also one-hour practice per week in the apparatus criticus of the New Testament.
New Testament, Theology, Christ, Gospels, epistles, Roman era
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ι. Καραβιδόπουλος, Εισαγωγή στην Καινή Διαθήκη, Critical Approaches to the Bible 8, εκδόσεις Ostracon, Θεσσαλονίκη 2016.
Additional bibliography for study
Π. Βασιλειάδης, Τα λόγια του Ιησού. Το αρχαιότερο ευαγγέλιο, εκδόσεις Άρτος Ζωής, Αθήνα 2008.
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