The Many Faces of Jesus

Description

This course critically explores the many understandings of Jesus in Christian as well as other traditions. It traces the development of sustained reflection on the person and work of Jesus, discovers the plurality of perspectives on these from even early on in Christian history, and reflects on the various complex reasons why 'orthodoxy 'on the matter developed in the fourth century CE. From there the course will consider various issues of contextualisation, including the relation between Jesus and political praxis. Students will learn to pay careful attention to how doctrines about Jesus function as well as what they 'mean' for questions of identity and practice.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

2. Interpret key theological debates concerning the person and work of Jesus Christ in their historical and intellectual contexts;

3. Critically understand the development of ┬┐orthodoxy┬┐;

4. Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of leading theories in Christology;

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

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