Encountering the Historical Jesus (THE3031)

30 credits

Jesus, as a historical figure, continues to stir up controversy and debate in scholarly and popular circles. This module will introduce a variety of historical methods used within the ‘Quests for the Historical Jesus’ and develop a plausible picture of his life, aims and the movement he led. Beginning with an analysis of the state of the ‘quest’ for the historical Jesus it will then critically examine some of the key New Testament narratives and theological interpretations of the life and teachings of this mysterious Galilean.