Synoptic Gospels

This course is available to anyone. It is conducted online through a combination of interactive online video conferenced meetings in the evening, reading assignments, and asynchronous videos and online discussions through the Schoology educational software platform.

It is 2 credits.  It starts on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 and will follow the Saint Vincent academic calendar.

Registration deadline: Aug 24, 2021

Registration will be limited to 20 students per course.

IMTH730 - Synoptic Gospels

Taught by Father Nathanael Polinski, OSB

Time: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays

This course addresses the historical-cultural background, content, and theology associated with each of the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke). It considers the relationships of these Gospel accounts to one another and aspects of the literary and historical contexts that provide insight into the intended meaning of the evangelists for particular passages as well as the overall structure and content of each of their accounts of the Gospel. The course explains basic principles and considerations for performing Catholic biblical interpretation (exegesis) and requires limited exegeses of specified passages over the course of the term as well as an exegetical paper on a selected passage. Concurrently, it examines the doctrinal import of the respective texts.

Note: All are welcome to take it for credit or to audit.

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