ACABS 221 - Jesus and the Gospels
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies (ACABS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The course focuses on the founder of Christianity, Jesus son of Joseph (Joshua bar-Yosef), as an historical character. By examining all extant historical sources (Jewish, Christian, and Pagan), the course offers a critical reconstruction of the major stages of the life and deeds of the prophet from Nazareth, from his birth under Herod the Great to his death and crucifixion under Pontius Pilate, within the diverse world of Second Temple Judaism. The course also explores the way in which the figure of Jesus has been reinterpreted over the centuries within the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions, as well as his numerous portraits in the arts, involving the students in a multimedia experience of theater, fine arts, and music (Gospel music, and operas like Amahl and the Night Vision by Menotti as well as musicals like Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell). Particular emphasis is placed on a detailed analysis of the many movies on Jesus, from Zecca-Noguet (1905) to DeMille (1927), Ray (1961), Pasolini (1966), Scorsese (1988), and Gibson (2004). The format of the course consists of two lectures per week by the instructor and a weekly discussion session conducted by a GSI. The course grade will be based upon daily assignments and attendance; midterm(s) and final exam.

ACABS 221 - Jesus and the Gospels
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
23062
Open
51
 
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MWF 3:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
23063
Open
13
 
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M 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
23064
Open
1
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
23065
Closed
0
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
23066
Open
14
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
23067
Open
3
 
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
008 (DIS)
P
23885
Open
14
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
23886
Open
4
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
010 (DIS)
P
24026
Open
2
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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