Units of Study

NB: In Semester 1 this year, Dr John Dickson is lecturing for BBCL2609 - Historical Jesus to Written Gospels.

BBCL2609 - Historical Jesus to Written Gospels

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ian Mark Young
Phone: +61 2 9351 6671
Email: iyou4939@mail.usyd.edu.au


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%), 1xtutorial presentation and 1000wd paper (25%), 1x1.5hr exam (equivalent to 1500wds) (35%)


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


(BBCL1001 or BBCL1002) or (RLST1002 and RLST1005)


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