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Interpreting the New Testament – Biblical Criticism

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About the Course

In this course, Dr James Carleton Paget (University of Cambridge) explores the varieties of New Testament criticism. In the first module, we introduce the study of biblical criticism, and the challenges involved in reviewing scripture in historical perspective. In the second module, we examine source criticism, and look at some of the most famous responses to the ‘Synoptic Problem’. In the third module, we investigate form criticism, before turning to look at the response from redaction criticism in the fourth module. In the fifth and final module, we make some concluding remarks about the significance of biblical criticism.

About the Lecturer

James Carleton Paget is a lecturer in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge. His research interests are research interests in Jewish-Christian relations in antiquity, ancient Jewish Christianity, inter-testamental Judaism and the history of ancient biblical interpretation. His publications include Jews, Christians and Jewish Christians in Antiquity (2010) and The Epistle of Barnabas: Outlook and Background (1994)

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