REL-201   Jesus & the Gospels 3 credits

A study of the four Gospels in the New Testament in relation to the social-cultural-historical settings for which each retold the Jesus story, and of the problems and possibilities they provide for understanding Jesus' actions and message. Selections from non-canonical gospels will likewise be considered. Students will learn to use a variety of literary and historical methods. (Not open to students who have previously taken REL-112 New Testament Introduction or REL-313 Life & Teachings of Jesus.)