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Course Details

Course Code: RELS212 Course ID: 3636 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides a detailed exploration of the historical and religious context, literary styles and theological themes of each of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament, and offers an overview of current New Testament studies.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
CO1: Describe the cultural, political, and religious background of each New Testament book.
CO2: Describe the historical development and intended purpose of each book.
CO3: Identify and assess the various critical approaches to studying the New Testament.
CO4: Identify and explain the central themes of each book as well as the themes running through the New Testament as a whole.
CO5: Discuss the influence of the New Testament in both the early and modern Church.

Important: To access any e-books that are required for this course, please refer to the Online Library, the Resources section in the classroom, and this Electronic Course Material FAQ document:

Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*
Book Title:Exploring the New Testament, Volume 1, 2nd ed. - eBook available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Intervarsity Press
Unit Cost:$21.98
Book Title:Exploring the New Testament, Volume 2: A Guide to the Letters & Revelation, 2nd ed. - eBook available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Intervarsity Press
Unit Cost:$21.98

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.