The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are arguably the most important works of literature to emerge after the Old Testament in human history. The other books of the New Testament witness to the effectiveness of the Gospels’ teachings and the reality that Jesus Christ is truly the Son of God. But where and when, exactly, were the books of the New Testament written? Who really wrote them? And how do we know they are the authentic Word of God? Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D. answers these questions and more in this course on the fascinating history and content of the New Testament Canon.
About the Author:
Monica Migliorino Miller is a nationally known pro-life leader, a pioneer, and veteran of pro-life activism dating back to 1976. Miller received her Ph.D. from Marquette University, and in 1986, she founded Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, a pro-life activist organization. She currently teaches as an Associate Professor of Sacred Theology at Madonna University in Orchard Lake, Michigan. She is the author of Sexuality and Authority in the Catholic Church (University of Scranton Press, 1995), The Authority of Women in the Church (Crisis Books, 1997), as well as Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars (Saint Benedict Press, 2012). Her writings are published in National Catholic Register, New Oxford Review, and This Rock Magazine. Monica and her husband Edmund have three children. She resides in South Lyon, Michigan.
1. A Tour of the New Testament In the opening lecture to this course, we discuss the historical background surrounding the compilation of the Canon as well as the historical context in which these books were written.
2. The Septuagint and Other Major Translations In this second lecture, we discuss the biblical translations, which most greatly impacted the lives of the Church, specifically the Septuagint and the Vulgate.
3. The Gospels of Matthew and Mark In this third lecture, we focus specifically on the development of the written Gospels, as well as the origin of the Gospels of Matthew and Mark.
4. The Gospels of Luke and John In this lecture, we discuss the Gospels of Luke and John, specifically by addressing their sources.
5. The Reliability of the Gospels In this lecture, we examine the authenticity of the Gospels and how they are trustworthy sources in recording the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
6. The Early Threat of Gnosticism At this point in the course, we look at some accounts that challenged the early Christian Gospels, particularly Gnosticism.
7. Irenaeus, Damasus and the Muratorian Fragment In this lecture, we look at the various canons that the early Church examined before finalizing the New Testament Canon which Christians use today.
8. Valuable Lessons Learned In this final lecture, we examine the nature of Divine Inspiration and the essential role that history and the apostolic witnesses played in the life of the Church.
Item No: C30305
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC
imprint: Catholic Courses
Publication Date: 2014
Binding: Group Study Edition