The Many Faces of Jesus

Course code RELT2010
Not available in 2016

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

Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2015.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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.

Requisite

This course replaces THEO2002. If you have successfully completed THEO2002 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment Items

Essay: A1 - 1000-word Essay

Essay: A2 - 2000-word Essay

Quiz: A3 - Online Quiz

Contact Hours