Excellent course. I learned a ton and was entertained throughout the whole 28 episodes. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in the historical part of the New Testament and early Christianity/Christianities.
vabenslsne via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 04/03/19
This was a good course which provided many new insights to me. However, the professor was frequently a snarky with his students about their lack of class participation.
kcfan89 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/15
Martin covers a great deal of material in a relatively brief time without making you feel like you're missing something. I appreciated his approach that one should be skeptical even of the professor. He doesn't belittle more conservative views while he speaks of his own, which is sometimes hard...Read full review »
Pghsportsguy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/13
Now THIS course is a perfect shining example of why Yale is brilliant. I wish there was ITunes U when I was at school - it is the best example of why some universities and university lecturers are better than others, Professor Martin is exemplary on how to teach and I am an avid fan and can hope...Read full review »
Tayzlor via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/13
Seriously good, I have learned so much from this course and using this as a spring board to furthur learning. A++
StewBo123433 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/09/13
This course uses a historical perspective and put me back to the ages of early Christianity. It helped a lot for me to understand the bible in historical lens. Who wrote the book, to what audience, under which circumstance, to which audience, address which problems. Certainly, Christianity has...Read full review »
Albertyy55 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/15/12
One of the very best overviews on offer. Balanced and informative
Calinancat via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/02/12
As a former Religous Studies/Philosophy major, this is great! I definitely hope all, religious and non-religious, can check it out. I don't subscribe to Christianity, but I certainly enjoy reading the texts as literature and pure philosophy. For those looking for DIVINITY, this is NOT the course...Read full review »
Johnnyboy Curtis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/12
I only watched the first class and found that though Dr Martin is entertaining and convincing, some of what he says is untrue. It seems that he may be a historian, but his actual knowledge of scripture is suspect. You should look at his work as critically as you would any other work. Take these...Read full review »
spage via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/12
I was just browsing for some literature on the bible (historically) and found this series of lectures, I've enjoyed watching and listening to these a lot!
love for all music via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/12
Dale B. Martin is a very good teacher who knows how to grab and keep your attention. I thoroughly enjoyed his lectures. He certainly comes across as someone who knows what he is talking about and talks with great authority on the subject. He is also quite funny from time to time. Actually in the...Read full review »
KlaasB via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 02/16/12
Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this class. Dr. Martin is very engaging and has wonderfully dry sense of humor. This walk through the New Testatment from a historical point of view is a great journey for someone who wants to understand the context of what is going on in the first century and...Read full review »
kozer99 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/12
Corses like this are what iTunes U is for. It is a very interesting overview of the themes and ideas in the New Testament and is worth every minute spent listening to it. I would only note that the audio quality in some of the installments is on the quiet side (his first episode on the John's...Read full review »
St. Jimmy13 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/19/11
Keep in mind that these are NOT theological lectures (read the title and subtitles). It seem that the low stars rating were from people in the wrong classroom :) The professor does not claim his lectures are theological or devotional studies of the NT. In fact he makes it clear that he is not a...Read full review »
AngieMa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/11
Professor Martin is an unusually outstanding presenter of an information-filled series of lectures. I am on my third viewing and still hang on the entirety of the series. I might add that I am 70 and particularly appreciate Prof. Martin's enthusiastic and informed offerings for kindling my...Read full review »
BobWinPV via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/11
This is a serious academic class which is very imformative. I found Professor Martin to be unbiased and informative. If you are willing to be academic and set aside prejudices, you will learn from this course.
bobmarleysaget via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/11
This course isn't for everyone. I am a Christian, but I like this course because it challenged and informed me. Personally, I don't think you can accurately interpret the New Testament unless you understand the culture and time that it was written. The NT is not a book that dropped out of the sky...Read full review »
SimpleServe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/11
Enjoyed the series tremendously. I listened to it while driving and was able to follow along even without the handouts. Highly recommended for those with an interest in the New Testament from a critical historical viewpoint.
jessemyne via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 03/10/11
I don't get the problem. I'm as Christian (Catholic) as anybody else but this is a history course not one in theology. He makes that clear from the start and repeats that theme during the course. As a history class I enjoyed it. That's all it is. As a course in theology, it falls flat. But that's...Read full review »
Bogey776 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/11
Very simply, this professor regurgitates Bart Ehrman and other faithless scholars.Same old same old. For a more balanced view , check out Luke Timothy Johnson's series on the Bible or the Gospels via the Teaching Company. LTJ earned his doctorate at Yale and is a professor at Emory.
curious62 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/11
The lecturer focuses on the details of the new testament to debunk Christianity as a whole, failing to see the big picture of the new testament which fits into the first century. Just another liberal professor making flimsy argument against the Bible in a covert way but failing miserably...
Lamb1988 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/18/11
What a stage for an ignorant!!!...assumptions of minds influenced by media (media = junk)
LeoMelendez via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/10
You will enjoy this course and have a good laugh at the Bible together with Sir Martin, if you an atheist or such.
Valeriy Mtv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/10
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