The Gospels and Jesus|
Fall 2013 not offered
In this examination of the history and literature of the earliest writings about Jesus, attention will be given to the literary forms used in the composition of gospel literature, the social and religious functions of the traditions within believing communities, the role of imagination in the production of gospel texts, and the diversity of interpretations of Jesus in the early church. Readings will focus on the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Peter, Thomas, and "Q."
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Select readings, among others to be determined:
B. Throckmorton, GOSPEL PARALLELS
J. Kloppenborg, Q, THE EARLIEST GOSPEL
B. Mack, A MYTH OF INNOCENCE
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two short papers and a longer one.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Thematic Approach" OR "Historical Traditions" requirement for Religion majors.
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