Instructor: Eric C. Smith, Ph.D.
Pamela Eisenbaum. Paul Was Not A Christian: The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle. HarperOne, 2010. ISBN: 978-0061349911.
Krister Stendahl. Final Account: Paul's Letter to the Romans. Fortress Press, 1995. ISBN: 978-0800629229.
Amy-Jill Levine; Marc Z. Brettler. The Jewish Annotated New Testament, Second Edition. Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-19-046185-0.
Bart Ehrman. The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. Oxford, 2015. ISBN: 978-0190203825.
Additionally, you might consider purchasing a good, modern NRSV study bible such as the one below. The Jewish Annotated New Testament above will be sufficient, but if you don't a Harper-Collins, an Oxford, a New Interpreter's, or another NRSV study bible, it would be a good investment. No NIV, NKJV, or other translations please!
Society of Biblical Literature. Harper Collins Study Bible. Harper Collins, 2006. ISBN: 978-0060786847.
An overview of the weekly schedule is available in the "How the Course Will Work" forum. Please read it carefully!
Grades are calculated this way:
Weekly posts, four per week, 1.5 points per post, for a total of 48 points or 48%
Say Hello/How the Course Will Work discussion, 2 points or 2%
Philemon writing assignment, 10 points or 10%
Midterm, 20 points or 20%
Final, 20 points or 20%
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to do the following:
Degree Learning Goals: Please take some time to look over the Professional Degree Learning Goals (MDiv, MASC, MAPSC) and the Academic Degree Learning Goals (MTS, MA).
Incompletes: If incompletes are allowed in this course, see the Master's Student Handbook for Policies and Procedures.
Pass/Fail: Masters students wishing to take the class pass/fail should discuss this with the instructor by the second class session.
Academic Integrity and Community Covenant: All students are expected to abide by Iliff’s statement on Academic Integrity, as published in the Masters Student Handbook, or the Joint PhD Statement on Academic Honesty, as published in the Joint PhD Student Handbook, as appropriate. All participants in this class are expected to be familiar with Iliff’s Community Covenant.
Core Values: As a community, Iliff strives to live by this set of Core Values.
Accommodations: Iliff engages in a collaborative effort with students with disabilities to reasonably accommodate student needs. Students are encouraged to contact their assigned advisor to initiate the process of requesting accommodations. The advising center can be contacted at email@example.com or by phone at 303-765-1146.
Writing Lab: Grammar and organization are important for all written assignments. Additional help is available from the Iliff Writing Lab, which is available for students of any level who need help beginning an assignment, organizing thoughts, or reviewing a final draft.
Inclusive Language: It is expected that all course participants will use inclusive language in speaking and writing, and will use terms that do not create barriers to classroom community..
|Mar 26, 2019||Tue||How the Course Will Work/Say Hello||due by 05:59AM|
|Mar 27, 2019||Wed||Week 1: Primary Texts (Jewish and Greco-Roman Backgrounds)||due by 05:59AM|
|Mar 28, 2019||Thu||Week 1: Secondary Texts||due by 05:59AM|
|Mar 29, 2019||Fri||Week 1: Marginalia||due by 05:59AM|
|Mar 30, 2019||Sat||Week 1: In-Depth||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 03, 2019||Wed||Week 2: Primary Texts (Issues in the Interpretation of Paul, 1-2 Thessalonians, Philippians, Galatians)||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 04, 2019||Thu||Week 2: Secondary Texts||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 05, 2019||Fri||Week 2: Marginalia||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 06, 2019||Sat||Week 2: In-Depth||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 10, 2019||Wed||Week 3: Primary Texts (Corinthian Correspondence, Philemon)||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 11, 2019||Thu||Week 3: Secondary Texts||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 12, 2019||Fri||Week 3: Marginalia||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 13, 2019||Sat||Week 3: In-Depth||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 17, 2019||Wed||Week 4: Primary Texts (Romans and Pseudo-Paul)||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 18, 2019||Thu||Week 4: Secondary Texts||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 19, 2019||Fri||Week 4: Marginalia||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 20, 2019||Sat||Week 4: In-Depth||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 22, 2019||Mon||Philemon Writing Assignment||due by 05:59AM|
|May 08, 2019||Wed||Week 7: Primary Texts (Synoptic Problem and Mark)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 09, 2019||Thu||Week 7: Secondary Texts||due by 05:59AM|
|May 10, 2019||Fri||Week 7: Marginalia||due by 05:59AM|
|May 11, 2019||Sat||Week 7: In-Depth||due by 05:59AM|
|May 11, 2019||Sat||Midterm Exam||due by 05:59AM|
|May 15, 2019||Wed||Week 8: Primary Texts (Second-Generation Synoptic Gospels)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 16, 2019||Thu||Week 8: Secondary Texts||due by 05:59AM|
|May 17, 2019||Fri||Week 8: Marginalia||due by 05:59AM|
|May 18, 2019||Sat||Week 8: In-Depth||due by 05:59AM|
|May 22, 2019||Wed||Week 9: Primary Texts (Gospel of John, Thomas Literature)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 23, 2019||Thu||Week 9: Secondary Texts||due by 05:59AM|
|May 24, 2019||Fri||Week 9: Marginalia||due by 05:59AM|
|May 25, 2019||Sat||Week 9: In-Depth||due by 05:59AM|
|May 29, 2019||Wed||Week 10: Primary Texts (Acts, Hebrews, James, Revelation)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 30, 2019||Thu||Week 10: Secondary Texts||due by 05:59AM|
|May 31, 2019||Fri||Week 10: Marginalia||due by 05:59AM|
|Jun 01, 2019||Sat||Week 10: In-Depth||due by 05:59AM|
|Jun 05, 2019||Wed||Final Exam||due by 05:59AM|