The Many Faces of Jesus

Description

This course critically explores the many understandings of Jesus in Christian as well as other traditions. Using case studies it carefully traces the way the symbol of Jesus has been used to justify plurality of political and ethical perspectives. Students will learn to pay careful attention to how ideas about Jesus function as well as what they 'mean' for questions of individual identity and socio-political practice.

Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the many ways in which Jesus has been interpreted by Christian and other traditions;

2. Interpret key aspects of how the symbol of Jesus has been used in different historical and social contexts;

3. Apply critical methods of studying religion to the topic of Jesus;

4. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion.

Content

This course critically explores the many understandings of Jesus in Christian as well as other traditions.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): THEO2002. Students who have successfully completed THEO2002 are not eligible to enrol in RELT2010.

Assessment Items

Essay: A1 - 1000-word Essay

Essay: A2 - 2000-word Essay

Quiz: A3 - Online Quiz

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term