Jesus: How Christianity Began (EC)

Subject associations
REL 252 / CLA 252 / HLS 252
Spring 2023
Lydia C. Bremer-McCollum
Registrar description

Who was Jesus of Nazareth? What do we know and how do we know it? This course takes up these questions and surveys the diverse history of interpretation of the life and teachings of Jesus and how this history shaped and continues to shape contemporary views of and debates about politics, race and ethnicity, sexuality and gender, and civil rights. Throughout the course, we will consider both historical material such as early gospels, letters, and Jewish and Roman sources as well as modern contexts of interpretation in theology, film, art, and music. This course is designed and open to all regardless of (or no) religious background.

Additional description

Area of Study Requirement: Ancient Judaism, Christianity, and Greek and Roman Religions