Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Religion
THE JEWISH JESUS
Prof. Deborah Forger | Spring 2020 | 12 Period JWST 74.01/REL 57.02/MES 17.08
It is certain that Jesus of Nazareth lived in the first century C.E. and that his followers interpreted his life and death as harbingers of a new age. However, recent scholarship has made clear that Jesus was fully embedded in the Judaism of his time: the Jewish diversity of the period and Jewish resistance to the Roman Empire. This course examines the life of Jesus the Jew prior to the early Church's interpretation of Jesus as Christ; modern Jewish and Islamic views of Jesus, as well as his portrayal in contemporary film and art, will also be explored.
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