Middlebury

RELI0381

Seminar in the New Testament

Lives of Jesus, Then and Now
In this seminar we will examine lives of Jesus from the earliest gospels to contemporary novels, tracing how changing times result in changing views. Though focusing on literature, we will also look at the ways artists of each period portray Jesus—including representations in contemporary cinema. From the earliest period we will look at a variety of gospels (Mark, John, Thomas, and the Protoevangelium of James); from late antiquity and the medieval world we will consider Augustine’s harmony of the gospels, the Gospel of Nicodemus, and examples of narrative art; the latter part of the course will focus on the “quest of the historical Jesus” and recent responses to it. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
LIT PHL

Sections

Fall 2015

RELI0381A-F15 Seminar (Yarbrough)

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)