Exegese Nieuwe Testament

Faculteit Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode THB2-NTE
Vaknaam Exegese Nieuwe Testament
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Nederlands
Periode semester II a
ECTS 7.5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Exegese Nieuwe Testament
  • The students have developed exegetical, interpretative capacities regarding early Christian texts
  • The students are able to apply the search programme of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG; available through University library, Electronic databases) and to use the digital dictionaires
  • The students are able to understand and explain the interrelatedness of early Christian views on humankind (anthropology), Christ (Christology), God (theology), and cosmos (cosmology), as part of ethics and soteriology, in the context of broader Greco-Roman discourse on the self and God, and how this is connected with some enduring issues in modern philosophy
Omschrijving There are three tracks within this module, which are articulated in three distinctive lines of two-hour lectures. Two lines, the first and the third, are exegetical lines; the second, middle line provides a cultural background to both. (1) The first exegetical line mainly focuses on Paul’s anthropology, and studies chapters 6-8 of his Letter to the Romans in full detail, supplemented with a comparison with the anthropologies of the letters of James and Peter. (2) The middle line offers the background to the two exegetical lines. It consists of (a) one lecture on textual criticism of the New Testament and the Septuagint, and, in the other lectures, of (b) close readings of relevant anthropological theories from Plato, Aristotle, the Stoa, Middle Platonism and ancient Esoteric sources, such as the Corpus Hermeticum, or the Chaldean Oracles. This line ends with a comparison between, on the one hand, early Christian and ancient philosophical anthropologies that are focused on the mastery (enkrateia) over one’s desires and self-control in order to end one’s incontinence (akrateia) and want of self-control through a process of God-likeness (homoiōsis theōi), and, on the other hand, the 19th-century critique of this anthropology by Freud and Nietzsche, and its defense by C.S. Lewis (in his “Beyond Personality”, 1944). (3) The third line consists of the other exegetical line that centers on the bipartite and tripartite anthropology of the Apocryphal Acts of Apostles and a selection of Nag Hammadi writings.
Uren per week 6
Onderwijsvorm hoor-/werkcollege
(The students prepare each lecture by studying the relevant literature and sources. Lectures consist of joint reading of sources and discussion.)
Toetsvorm essay, presentatie(s), written examination
(The final mark for this course consists of three elements: a) QARQ and participation: 30%. b) Introducing the primary readings: 20%. c) Written examination: 50 %)
Coördinator prof. dr. F.L. Roig Lanzillotta
Docent(en) PhD. A.F. Bakker ,prof. dr. F.L. Roig Lanzillotta
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Novum Testamentum Graece (Nestle-Aland), Greek-English New Testament (Greek Text of 28th Revised Edn; English Texts: NRSV and REB) (bestelbaar via www.bibelonline.de, Art.Nr.: 5162) Nestle-Aland 978-3-438-05162-2 €  44,00
Other literature will be provided through NESTOR.
Entreevoorwaarden Grieks 2
Module "New Testament: Text and Cultural Context"
Opmerkingen In geval van noodsituaties of overmacht, zoals een maatschappelijke lockdown, moeten er mogelijk wijzigingen worden aangebracht in de lesroosters, toetsing en beoordeling. De docent zal je zo snel mogelijk informeren over deze wijzigingen, mocht een dergelijke situatie zich voordoen.
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