Undergraduate Course: New Testament Christology (BIST10045)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||A topical study of theological perspectives on Jesus attested in the earliest Christian texts, with some attention to Jewish precedents and later Christian developments, covering questions such as: Why was Jesus identified by his followers as the Jewish messiah? Where did the idea of an antichrist come from? How did Jesus come to be thought of as God?
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Jesus and the Gospels (BIST08021) OR
Paul and His Letters (BIST08022)
||Other requirements|| Students, without the necessary pre-requisites, may contact the Course Manager to request permission.
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.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course students will have:
- an understanding of the range of earliest Christian theological perspectives on Jesus;
- familiarity with the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts of New Testament Christology;
- familiarity with post-apostolic developments in early Christian Christology;
- skill in interpretation of New Testament texts;
- skill in critical evaluation of secondary literature in the discipline;
- skill in critical thinking, construction of an argument, and prose composition;
- a demonstrable ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
- demonstrable good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- Capacity to modify, suspend or otherwise change position when warranted
- Analytical ability and the capacity to formulate questions and solve problems
- Writing skills, including clear expression and citing relevant evidence
- Ability to engage critically with the meaning of documents and recognise that meanings may be multiple
|Course organiser||Dr Matthew Novenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8942
|Course secretary||Mr Jamie Smith
Tel: (0131 6)50 8913