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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 2218 - Life and Teachings of Jesus

Hours: 3
A study of the ancient communities of faith that describe the earthly life of Jesus. Identifying the distinctive raw materials that the gospel writers used in their stories and to investigate both the social context and the political history that are reflected in each gospel. The Gospel of Thomas and other extra-canonical gospels such as the Gospel of Mary and Gospel of Judas will also be considered. A distinction between the historical Jesus and the Christ of faith will be central to discussion. Topics of study include biblical scholarship, historical concerns and theological interpretations surrounding the figure of Jesus, and modern challenges to traditional religious faith and practice.
Notes: Cross-listed with PHRE 2900.