Prerequisites: 3 credit hours in Religion or permission of Instructor.

We will examine how the person of Jesus has been interpreted over two thousand years, and especially since the Enlightenment. An attempt will be made to understand why different groups have emphasized different aspects of the ancient Jesus traditions. Among the interpretations studied will be various New Testament representations of Jesus, Gnostic representations, the Nicene Creed, Jewish representations, and many representations of Jesus in the contemporary world, including theological, philosophical and popular images from books, essays, magazines, films, artwork, and the world wide web.

3 lecture hours per week, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 86:369 in the BU Course Transfer Database.