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THEO/HIST 738S

The Flesh Made Word/Discourse: A Survey of Christology, Spring 2013

Benjamin Valentin

There is no more important subject in Christian theology than Christology—disciplined reflection on the person and religious significance of Jesus Christ.  This course explores the history of Christology, including its origins in early Christianity, its evolution from the second through fifth centuries, and its more recent reformulation at the hands of contemporary theologians. The course begins with study of the historical Jesus (or Jesus of history) – a look at the emerging picture of Jesus arising from present-day historiography, archaeology, and literary analysis.  It then explores the different theological interpretations of Jesus that have emerged in the history of Christianity, especially in early and Patristic era Christianity and in twentieth-century and twenty-first century Christianity. The course ends with an evaluation of contemporary Christologies and an inquiry into the possible translation, transference, or application of the intentions of Jesus’ teachings and purposeful activity in the twenty-first century. Limit: 25.

Syllabus

Spring - Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.


Key to Course Listings

Key Description
EL "EL" following a course description indicates an E-Learning course.
F "F" following a course number indicates a course offered during Fall semester.
S "S" following a course number indicates a course offered during Spring semester.
W "W" following a course number indicates a course offered during Winter Session in January.
J "J" following a course number indicates a course offered during June.
Y
"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.

This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site, www.ants.edu, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.


Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.

 

Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.