The Interpretation of the New Testament in the 21st century

Course Information
TitleΗ ερμηνεία της Καινής Διαθήκης στον 21ο αιώνα / The Interpretation of the New Testament in the 21st century
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorVasileios Tzerpos
Course ID600015279

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-3

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the course students will be able to: a) analyze the principles and methods of modern hermeneutics. b) distinguish the last trends in the scholarly research about the interpretation mainly of the Gospels. c) research New Testament texts.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course will present the new trends in the interpretation of the various books of the New Testament, but will also attempt to compare and critically evaluate those that followed in the past. Students will be informed about the ways of researching and working with biblical texts with special scientific digital software but also with free search on relevant websites. In particular, stories from the Gospels, the Epistles, and the Epistle to the Jews will be analyzed, and the issue of the study of the historical Jesus in recent years will be discussed.
New Testament, Hermeneutics, Gospells, Epistles
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
(a) using the computer and the projector for presentation of slides and announcements relating to subdivisions of the course b) Internet usage and search questions concerning sections of the course
Course Organization
Reading Assigment180.7
Written assigments160.6
Student Assessment
Oral exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μ. Γκουτζιούδης, Βιβλικά Μελετήματα, Critical Approaches to the Bible 16, εκδόσεις Ostracon, Θεσσαλονίκη 2018.
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