Religion in

REL 112.001
Introduction to
New Testament


Theodore Trost

Office: 206 Manly Hall
Office Phone: 348-7534
Office Hours: See syllabus
: TR 11:00-12:15
Location: RH 356

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Rachel Briggs

Office: 315B Manly Hall
Office Hours: TBA


Note: This class is held in
356 Russell Hall


This course is an introduction to the ancient Hellenistic world as the matrix in which Christianity appeared. The Course examines the traditions about Jesus that were variously framed and organized in the Gospels, and the writings of Paul. Carries the Core Humanities designation.


Fall 2015 (PDF)

Test Procedures

Tests in this course are multiple choice and are conducted over e-Learning. In addition, three quizzes will challenge the student's ability to identify passages from various New Testament texts. A comprehensive final exam will be conducted at the end of the semester.

For the Final Exam only, once the exam is graded, you will be able to obtain your test result over the web through MyBama.

Your grade will be retrieved this way:
1] Go to myBama and sign on:
2] When your page opens, press on the "Academics" button at the top (next to "Home")
3] Down the left hand column, find "Testing Services" and press on "Student Exam Results"
4] Press on the results for the REL 112 final exam.


In addition to occasional in-class discussion and opportunities to respond in writing to the readings and lectures, students will participate in on-going, on-line discussion groups through e-Learning.

Books (required)

Barr, David L.
New Testament Story: An Introduction, 4th Edition, Cengage Advantage Books
ISBN: 978-0-534-62748-5

Attridge, Harold W, editor
The Harper Collins Study Bible
HarperOne Rev Upd ed (August 22, 2006)
ISBN: 006078685X