Course Syllabus


Course Schedule 

PDFs of Readings for Week 1

Professor – Dr. Jonathan Pennington

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Online Teaching Assistant (OTA)

Once the course begins you will be assigned at OTA. Once you receive your OTA that will be the person who will be communicating with you throughout the semester, grading assignments, and answer any questions you may have. 

Required Texts

Required Texts

Choose One

Note: These are both very beneficial to read and I recommend both, but only one is required and you can choose. Anne Rice’s novel gives a first person narration of Jesus’ life while 7-8 years old. Paul Maier’s book sits Pontius Pilate and 1st century Christianity squarely in its Roman Imperial context. For whichever textbook you choose you will need to write a 750-word response paper by the end of the semester.



If the student would like to access other resources for this course, please visit the James P. Boyce Centennial Library’s Distance Students Services.


Course Summary:

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