Undergraduate Course: Jesus and the Gospels (BIST08021)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is the partner to Paul and his Letters (level 8). It is an introduction to the study of Jesus and the Gospels within their Jewish and Graeco-Roman contexts and is aimed at students beginning their study of the New Testament. We will pay particular attention to recent work on the historical Jesus and Mark's Gospel (the earliest extant 'life of Jesus'), besides surveying a range of other gospels, both canonical and apocryphal. Finally, we will ask why some Gospels were included in the Christian canon while others were not.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Introducing Biblical Studies (BIST08011)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course students will have:
- An understanding of some of the issues surrounding the reconstruction of Christian origins.
- Familiarity with the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts of the early Jesus movement and the Gospels.
- Developed abilities in the interpretation of early Christian literature, particularly Mark's Gospel;
- Developed abilities in critical evaluation of secondary literature in the discipline.
- Developed abilities in critical thinking, construction of an argument, and prose composition.
- Demonstrated an ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
- Demonstrated good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Jesus, Gospels, Mark's Gospel, canonical Gospels, apocryphal Gospels, Jewish and Graeco-Roman contex
|Course organiser||Dr Helen Bond
Tel: (0131 6)50 8923
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900