Historical Jesus to Written Gospels (BBCL2609)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

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

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(BBCL1001 or BBCL1002) or (RLST1002 and RLST1005)

Prohibitions

BBCL2003

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