I have a chance to take 2 elective courses in University and there are some courses on Christianity as options. I am wondering if this is a good idea and if they teach sound teachings in the these courses. Here some of the options:
Modern Study of the Bible:
An introduction to the discipline of modern biblical criticism focusing on the development of selected central themes.
The Five Books of Moses:
An examination of selected texts from the Pentateuch and their significance for Ancient Israelite religion and modern thought.
Prophets of the Bible:
The role and teaching of biblical prophets in their ancient setting and their impact on modern religious life and thought.
Earliest Portraits of Jesus:
A study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Special attention will be given to the possible literary relationships among them as well as to the distinctive features of their Jesus stories.
Paul and Christian Origins:
A study of the controversial role played by Paul in the definition and expansion of early Christianity, based on the Acts of the Apostles and Paul's own extant correspondence.
Christianity in the Patristic Period:
The development of Christianity in the first centuries C.E. in relation to competing alternatives such as Judaism, Graeco-Roman cults and philosophies.