The Many Faces of Jesus
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Of whom do the Gospels speak? This course critically explores some of the many Christs of the Christian traditions. It particularly seeks to trace the development of sustained reflection on the person and work of Jesus, discover the problems created for christology by the so-called Enlightenment of the C18th, and the various ways in which Jesus has been portrayed by modern theologians as attempts to respond to those problems. Students will learn to pay careful attention to what the doctrine does as well as what it 'means', especially its significance for the interrelation of identity and practice.
The aim of the course is to enable students to:
* appreciate the nature of scriptural origins of the Christian belief in the Triune God;
* identify and discuss main developments that have occurred in the Church's
* analyse and discuss a variety of Trinitarian theologies;
* appreciate and apply the practical bearing of Trinitarian faith for Christian praxis.
Students will be required to attend two one hour lectures each week.
Students will be required to attend a one hour seminar each week. Depending on the size of the cohort it is expected that faculty will lead the first 7 workshops and the remaining sessions will be led by students as a part of the assessment regime of the course.
Introduction to Theological Method
Modes of Delivery
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term