Undergraduate Course: Historical Jesus (BIST10042)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An analysis of modern efforts to portray Jesus in historical terms, with focus on particular scholarly studies and issues (e.g. trial of Jesus).
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
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| The course will help students to gain:
1) an appreciation of the historical difficulties in reconstructing the life of Jesus;
2) an ability to handle primary sources and distinguish between historicity, rhetoric, and theology;
3) an awareness of the relative values of canonical and non-canonical texts;
4) a sound understanding of the contributions of modern scholars in this area;
5) an appreciation of the way in which scholars' own social, political and cultural contexts have shaped their interpretation of Jesus over the last century;
6) a demonstrable ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
7) demonstrable good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Helen Bond
Tel: (0131 6)50 8923
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900