Introduction to the New Testament

January 13 – March 2, 2020

The course introduces the New Testament (NT) from a historical, literary, and theological perspective. It focuses on the distinct nature of each of the Synoptic Gospels, the authorship, the context in which they were written, the key themes and issues the authors addressed, the theological teachings they offered, and their relevance for ministry today.  

Instructor: Dr. Peter Ajer

Peter Claver Ajer was born and brought up in Uganda in Eastern Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from Pontifical Urbaniana University, a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from Pontifical Biblical Institute and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (New Testament) from the Graduate Theological Union. Ajer is the author of The Death of Jesus and the Politics of Place in the Gospel of John, Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2016.