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Last approved: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:35:12 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:31:10 GMT

Programs referencing this course
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Religion (REL)
REL
2165
The Gospels
The Gospels
Fall 2015
3
Course Type
Lecture
Default Grading Method
Letter Grade

No
No

Corequisites

30

Frequency of Offering

Term(s) Offered

Are there Course Equivalents?
Yes
 
REL 3165 - Canonical Gospels
No
Fee Type


No


Study of the four canonical gospels (traditionally those of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) in terms of each presenting a distinct literary portrait of Jesus of Nazareth and each being the product of a religious community that shared at least some beliefs and practices with surrounding “pagan” and Jewish communities.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Identify the challenges and difficulties that a historical-critical reading of the canonical gospels entails, 2. Carefully and critically read, investigate, and interpret significant passages in each of the canonical gospels, using the appropriate tools and historical resources, 3. Explain important cultural similarities and differences between the communities of Jesus followers that produced the gospels and the “pagan” and Jewish communities from which they originated, 4. Create a basic cultural and religious portrait of each of the communities of Jesus followers that produced the gospels, 5. Construct a scholarly research paper using the appropriate tools and conventions of a scholar of ancient religion.
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Course Attribute
Gen Ed: Humanities
CCAS-GPAC:GlobalCrossCultural
This course has previously been approved for the GPAC attributes added above, when the course was number 3165. When the course level was changed to 2165, the GPAC attributes did not migrate so we are adding them back here.
Key: 8030