Course Code: TP103 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Theology • Field of study: Pastoral Orthodox Theology
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Alexandru Moldovan
Seminar tutor: Alexandru Moldovan
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

- knowing the basic elements of Christianity at the doctrinal, cultic and moral level;
- identifying the personalities and the historical moments that serve as models in the formation of generations of students;
- identification of possible models of interreligious and inter-Christian dialogue;

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

I. Preliminaries
II. The history of the formation of the New Testament Canon.
III. New Testament text (issues of textual criticism)
IV. The history of the New Testament era
V. The Gospels of the New Testament
VI. The Gospel of Matthew

Teaching methods:

Lecture, debate, presentation.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course students will know the historical evolution of the Church in a cultural, political, social context.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Oral exam 50%, essay 40 % and implication in course debates 10%

Recommended reading:

Helmut KOESTER, Introduction to the New Testament. Vol. 1: History, Culture and Religion of the Hellenistic Age; Vol. 2: History and Literature of Early, de Gruyter, Munich, 1995, 444.
Raymond E. Brown, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Roland E. Murphu, An Introduction to the New Testament, Yale University Press, London, 1997, 924.
Teofilact from Bulgaria, The Gospel of Matthew and Mark- romanian translation, Sofia, Sofia, 1998, 123, 144-488.