The Gospels and the Letters of Paul, Eastern Christian Non-linguistic Version

This course explores, in depth, early interpretations of Jesus, examines the synoptic problems, provides insights into the history and theology of the Johannine movement, and examines the context and thinking of Paul and the Pauline congregations. Emphasis is placed on the texts’ social context and literary structure, as well as their various theological tendencies. Issues concerning the historical person of Jesus are given special attention.

By the end of the course, the student is expected to:

  • show knowledge of the contents and theology of the Gospels and Pauline letters, from both a historical and literary perspective
  • be aware of and be able to critically discuss important issues concerning the texts ’literary dependencies and historical source value, and reflect on the texts’ theological contribution and relevance
  • demonstrate knowledge of the texts’ social and cultural contexts, and be able to critically discuss the most important issues that the texts raise
  • demonstrate the ability to read and interpret New Testament text, and present and discuss one’s own textual interpretation in writing.

Reservation för revidering av litteraturen.

  • Bassler, Jouette M, , 2006. Navigating Paul: An Introduction to Key Theological Concepts. Louisville Kentucky: Westminister/John Knox Press. (96 s.)

  • Caroll, John T. , 2016. Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction: . Louisville Kentucky: Westminister/John Knox Press. (307 s.)

  • Horrell, David G. , 2015. An Introduction to the Study of Paul. Approaches to Biblical Studies . 3 uppl. Bloomsbury London: T. T.Clark Ltd. (209 s.)

  • Kysar, Robert (red.), 2007. John, the Maverick Gospel. 3 uppl. Louisville Kentucky: Westminister/John Knox Press. (164 s.)

  • Polaski, Sandra Hack , 2005. A Feminist Introduction to Paul.. S:t Louis Missouri: Chalice Press. (122 s.)


Schemat finns tillgängligt senast en månad innan kursen startar. Vi rekommenderar inte att du skriver ut schemat eftersom vissa ändringar kan ske.

Öppna schemat


A = Framstående, B = Mycket bra, C = Bra, D = Tillfredsställande, E = Tillräcklig, Fx = Otillräcklig, komplettering möjlig, F = Otillräcklig


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General requirements for university studies.
30 credits in Theology, including courses Biblical Studies, 7,5 hp and History of Religions 7,5 hp and Interpretation, Theory and Method with Paper, 7,5 hp, or equivalent.

Fastställd av Ämnesföreträdarkollegiet vid Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm den 16 november 2016.

Senast reviderad den 22 januari 2020.