REL 252-A Introduction to the New Testament (Catholic Intellectual Traditions & Moral Inquiry)


Course Details

  • 5 Weeks | July 10 – August 9
  • On Campus | Tue & Thu 6:00-9:30 pm
  • 3 Credits | Cost: $1425.00
  • Online myHill Registration | April 9 – July 3
  • Online Payment is Due at Time of Registration

Course Description

Literature of the New Testament in its religious and historical context. Life and ministry of Jesus, origins of earliest Christianity, the role of Paul, and the development of the Church.

Course Syllabus

REL 252 Introduction to the New Testament Syllabus (.PDF)

Additional Information

  • Prerequisite: One 100-Level Religious Studies Cornerstone Course 
  • This course fulfills the Catholic Intellectual Traditions, and Moral Inquiry General Education requirements.

Course Instructor

Sr. Nelida Naveros Cordova

Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies

Sister Nélida Naveros Córdova, CDP, earned a B.A. in Religious Studies and Social Studies, and a Minor in Secondary Education from Stonehill College in 2005. She received her M. A. in Bible Studies from the University of Notre Dame (2010), and her Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity from Loyola University Chicago (2016). She presented several times at national and regional conventions of the Society of Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Association, and at the Loyola-Marquette Colloquium.

Sr. Nélida published in the Review of Biblical Literature. She signed two contracts with Lexington/Fortress Academic to publish two books on Paul and Philo. They will come out in 2018.

Currently, she teaches courses on the New Testament, as well as World religions and Ethics in the Religious Studies/Philosophy Department at La Roche College in Allison Park, PA.
Research interests include Letters of Paul, Hellenistic Judaism: Philo of Alexandria, Hellenistic Philosophy.