Undergraduate Course: Jesus in Film (BIST10049)
|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||This course explores the cultural and theological questions raised by diverse cinematic interpretations of Jesus' life, relating them to social, historical, and theological developments of the 20th/21st century, while also addressing the methodological issues involved in studying religion and film.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least three college/university level Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above, or the permission of the Course Manager.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| - Acquire a familiarity with the diverse roles of the figure of Jesus in 20th/21st century cinema.
- Acquire an understanding of how these films fit into the cultural/social history of the 20th/21st century.
- Demonstrate an ability to relate the portrayal of Jesus in these films both to the history of artistic and narrative depictions of Jesus, and also to ancient historical sources for the life of Jesus.
- Demonstrate an ability to engage in scholarly debates by analysing scholarly arguments and developing their own.
- Demonstrate an ability to provide a sophisticated analysis (in written form) of cinematic portrayals of Jesus in modern cultural, theological, and political contexts.
- Demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings; demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Jesus, Gospels, New Testament, Film, Popular Culture
|Course organiser||Dr Helen Bond
Tel: (0131 6)50 8923
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900