JUDAIC 280 - The Historical Jesus in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

Everybody thinks they know Jesus, but who was he, really? What did he do? Who did he claim to be? What kind of a Jew was he? How did he become the founder of a new religion? The course focuses on Jesus as a historical character: Jewish religious leader and messianic claimant, founder of the Christian movement, Jesus of Nazareth (Jesus son of Joseph, Joshua bar-Yosef, Isa ibn Maryam). By examining all known historical sources (Jewish, Christian, and Islamic), 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. In particular, the course explores the ever-changing interpretations of Jesus in modern and contemporary Christianity, Judaism, and Islam to the present.

Course Requirements:

The course grade will be based upon daily assignments and attendance; two midterms, a paper and a final exam.

Intended Audience:

Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists; all students with an interest in understanding the importance of the figure of Jesus in contemporary discourse.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute lectures in addition to 1-hour discussion section weekly

Schedule

JUDAIC 280 - The Historical Jesus in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
24747
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9
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
24748
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
24749
Open
8
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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