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RELI0381

Seminar in the New Testament

Seminar in the New Testament: Jesus and the Ethics of the Kingdom
In this course we will examine the ethical dimensions of Jesus’ teaching as presented in the gospels and other early Christian writings, setting them in the context of Second Temple Judaism and the Greco-Roman moralists of his day—both of which are treated in modern biblical scholarship. We will look at specific topics (wealth, family, and nonviolence, for example) and broader themes (such as the Kingdom of God); and we will ask about the silence regarding so many other ethical questions. In addition to biblical scholarship related to the study of Jesus and the gospels, we will consider representative explorations of Jesus’ teaching by later writers, such as Augustine, Calvin, Tolstoy, Schweitzer, King, and Niebuhr. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
PHL

Sections

Spring 2014

RELI0381A-S14 Seminar (Yarbrough)

Spring 2012

RELI0381A-S12 Seminar (Yarbrough)

Fall 2008

RELI0381A-F08 Seminar (Yarbrough)

Spring 2007

RELI0381A-S07 Seminar (Yarbrough)

Spring 2004

RELI0381A-S04 Seminar (Yarbrough)
RELI0381B-S04 Seminar (Yarbrough)