Jesus in Scripture and Tradition

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The Bible says that Jesus was identified as God's beloved son at his baptism. The same identification was made about Israel in the Old Testament and the disciples of Christ at their baptism. The striking similarity of these titles establishes a tight interrelationship between the people Israel, the person of Jesus Christ, and the church.
 
In this course, we will explore how a close reading of the book of Genesis, the Gospels, and early Christian writers can shed further light on these relationships and, in so doing, deepen our understanding of the figure of Jesus Christ.  Unlike many other treatments, this course does not presume that Jesus’ character can be plumbed solely by an examination of the Gospel stories. The witness of the Jewish scriptures and the lives of the saints are also important sources for this task.
 
The course will be eight weeks in length and organized around three topical questions:
Who is ...

The Bible says that Jesus was identified as God's beloved son at his baptism. The same identification was made about Israel in the Old Testament and the disciples of Christ at their baptism. The striking similarity of these titles establishes a tight interrelationship between the people Israel, the person of Jesus Christ, and the church.
 
In this course, we will explore how a close reading of the book of Genesis, the Gospels, and early Christian writers can shed further light on these relationships and, in so doing, deepen our understanding of the figure of Jesus Christ.  Unlike many other treatments, this course does not presume that Jesus’ character can be plumbed solely by an examination of the Gospel stories. The witness of the Jewish scriptures and the lives of the saints are also important sources for this task.
 
The course will be eight weeks in length and organized around three topical questions:
Who is Israel? (primary source material: the book of Genesis)
Who is Jesus? (primary source material: the Gospels and the Creeds)
Who is the Church? (primary source material: a selection of post-Biblical Christian writers)
 
No matter what your background in the study of theology, this course will provide a fresh approach to the identify of Jesus Christ that will reveal how the church has explored the unmeasurable depths of his person.

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Kate Whitesheild

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
Professors Anderson and Cavadini are just great! This course will make you a much more informed person on the central historical figure of Christ. If you are a Christian or just have an interest in learning about the person of Christ, you'll really get a lot out of this course. This is the best course I've ever enrolled in!
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3 years, 8 months ago
I greatly enjoyed this course. Anderson and Cavadini are two of the world's leading experts in this subject and they made the course content very engaging and manageable. I wish I could take this course with them in person.
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3 years, 10 months ago
It was very very boring. The tasks they set and the esseys we were supposed to write were all beating around the bush, having us retell the same stuff again and again. I unenrolled.
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