Introduction to the New Testament II

At the Introduction to the New Testament II course we present the literary history (author, addressee, where, when and the circumstances in which they were written, the reason for why they were written, the literary unity and their structure) of the gospel according to John, of the Acts of the Apostles and of the early letters of Paul written to the congregation (1,2 Tessalonians, 1,2 Corinthians), their main content, the most representative theological themes and motifs. Based on previous historical and factual information, the introductive course leads the attendee into the exegesis and the theological approach.


Specific competences

The attendee learns about the literary history of the gospel according to John, of the book of Acts of the Apostles as well as of the early letters of Paul (1,2 Tessalonians, 1,2 Corinthians), their content, the main theological themes and motifs, he is able to combine these aspects with the already known information and to present them in a free and vocational way.

General competences

The attendee practices the appreciative reading of the Bible, he expands his factual knowledge, his theological approach is gradually shaping and perfecting, his decision making process is more factual, accurate and reliable, and his systematical and integrating capacity grows.

Total estimated time

Classroom study Course Seminar Practice
2 hours/week 2 0 0
28 hours/semester 28 0 0
Individual study Hours/sem
Total estimated time 75
Studying course notes and bibliography 30
Further documentation in libraries, electronic platforms, or on the field 10
Preparing essays, papers, or documentation 5
Personal tutoring 2
Total individual study 47


The attendee will take midterms and a final oral exam as a mean to evaluate his knowledge and acquired skills.


Collection of studies

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