Introduction to the New Testament

St. Joseph's University

Instructor:    Alan Humm    [ ]

Spring 2004: MWF 12:00-12:50

Class Schedule


Very abbreviated time line
Books in the Christian Bible by Genre
Bibliographic places to start with when you are looking for stuff on your paper topic

Muratorian Canon
The Gospel of Thomas
The Secret Gospel of Mark
The Gospel of Peter
The Infancy Gospel of James
The Toldot Yeshu
Papyrus Egerton 2
Epistles to the Laodiceans & Alexandrians(?) (M.R. James)
3 Corinthians
The Martyrdom of Polycarp
Clement on the Carpocratians

Parallel presentation of the synoptic gospels
PBS Web page to accompany "From Jesus to Christ" video

Study Helps

Study Guide for Test #1
   Makeup for first quiz (due Feb. 16)

Study Guide for Test #2
   Makeup for second quiz (due Mar. 1)

Study Guide for Test #3
   Makeup for third quiz (due Mar. 8)

Study Guide for Test #4
   Makeup for fourth quiz (due Mar. 29)

Study Guide for Test #5
   Makeup for fifth quiz (due Apr. 16)

Study Guide for Test #6
   Makeup for sixth quiz (due May. 3)

Study Guide for Test #7
   Makeup for seventh quiz (due by e-mail by 10:00, May. 10)

Questions for the Final

Canon and Textual Criticism

Textual Criticism course at Brown
Books in the Christian Bible by Genre

Ancient Mediterranean Religions and Cultures

Abbreviated Time Line
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome Diotima: Resources for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World
Perseus Project: Ancient Greece
The Ecole Initiative: Index Page
Introduction to Christianity at Penn
Mithraism & Christianity
The Mysteries of Mithras
Glossary of Church History


Scrolls from the Dead Sea-- Library of Congress Exhibit
Gospel of Thomas
Proto-gospel of James
Gospel of Peter
Toldoth Yeshu
Gospel of Mary

A collection of links on homosexuality in antiquity

Religious Texts

Collection of texts related to Biblical Study available on the Web
Bible: Revised Standard Version
Gospel of Thomas Home Page
The Non-Canonical Home Page (Early Jewish and Christian Texts)
The Fathers of the Church (Early Christian Texts, including many apocryphal works)
Some ancient Jewish accounts of Jesus (Toledoth Yeshu, Josephus, etc.)
Nicene Creed
Definition of Chalcedon
The Athanasian Creed

Last Modified Feb. 28, 2004
by Alan Humm