Reading the New Testament

Level 4 - DT1002

This course provides an introduction to key books of the New Testament, a knowledge of which is essential for those wishing to gain an understanding of Christianity and its cultural, social and political influence during the last two millennia through to the present day.

Topics covered

Section A: The four Gospels and Acts, with reference to set passages

  • Introduction to the study of the Gospels
  • The Gospel of Mark
  • The Gospel of Matthew
  • The Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts
  • The Gospel of John

Section B: The Pauline Epistles, with a focus on 1 Corinthians and Romans

  • Introduction to the study of Paul and his Letters
  • 1 Corinthians
  • Romans

Section C: Hebrews and Revelation

  • Hebrews
  • Revelation


Forum participation (10%); a two thousand word essay (40%) and a 1.5-hour unseen written examination (50%).

Tutor in New Testament

Dr Stefano Salemi

Dr Stefano Salemi - Divinity

Dr Stefano Salemi is a scholar of biblical studies, languages, and theology. He possesses the rare expertise of someone with doctorates from the UK and Italy in both biblical studies and languages, and theology.