Units of Study

BBCL2609 - Historical Jesus to Written Gospels

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ian Mark Young


This unit examines the relationship between the historical person of Jesus of Nazareth and the literary-theological achievement of the early Christian Gospels (including non-canonical Gospels). Students are encouraged to apply rigorous historical method and careful literary analysis in order to gain a nuanced understanding of how the leader of a Jewish renewal movement became the object of devotion in earliest Christianity. The unit will read Biblical texts in English translation.


2000wd research essay (40%), 1x tutorial presentation and 1000wd paper (25%), 1x1.5hr exam (equivalent to 1500wds) (35%)


1x2-hr lecture, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


BBCL1001 or BBCL1002 or RLST2624 or MGRK2675 or MGRK2676

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