RE298A The Jewish Jesus
If Jesus is the epicenter of modern Christianity, does it make sense to situate him historically in a Jewish context? Could there be a difference between the contemporary Christian “Jesus of faith” and the “Jesus of history?” How have some persons argued that Jesus is best understood historically as Jewish, and others as Aryan? This course engages these questions and offers extended study into the historical, cultural, and theological contexts from which Jesus—and those who wrote about him—emerged. It also introduces students to the various approaches scholars use to guide these investigations.
Introductory and Review Videos
- Jesus: A Dying God
- From Judaism to Constantine
- From Jesus to Christ (PBS Documentary)
- The Jesus of History vs. The Christ of Faith (Talk by Reza Aslan)
- The ‘Real’ Jesus Christ (Timeline Documentary)