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College Catalog 2016-2017 
    
College Catalog 2016-2017 ARCHIVED CATALOG

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REL 311 - Life and Teachings of Jesus


This course explores the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth in early Christian canonical and non-canonical gospels. Examines significant religious, socio-cultural, and political issues that shaped early Christian communities, beliefs, and texts. Topics include gospel as a literary and religious genre; theories and methods of textual interpretation; the canonization of sacred texts; men’s and women’s religious leadership; and competing understandings of the divine, salvation, and religious life and practice.

3 or 4 credits



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