MIDEAST 238 - The Historical Jesus in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
See additional student enrollment and course instructor information to guide you in your decision making.

Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Everybody thinks they know Jesus, but who was he, really? What did he do? Who did he claim to be? What kind of a Jew was he? How did he become the founder of a new religion? The course focuses on the Jewish religious leader and messianic claimant, and founder of the Christian movement, Jesus of Nazareth (Jesus son of Joseph, Joshua bar-Yosef, Isa), as an historical character. By examining all extant historical sources (Jewish, Christian, and Islamic), the course offers a critical reconstruction of the major stages of the life and deeds of the prophet from Nazareth, from his birth under Herod the Great to his death and crucifixion under Pontius Pilate, within the diverse world of Second Temple Judaism. In particular, the course explores the ever-changing interpretations of Jesus in modern and contemporary Christianity, Judaism, and Islam to the present.

Course Requirements:

The course grade will be based upon daily assignments and attendance; two midterms, a paper and a final exam.

Intended Audience:

Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists; all students with an interest in understanding the importance of the figure of Jesus in contemporary discourse.

Class Format:

The lecture portion of this course will be fully online, but students must be available for class meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm. Students should be also available for their discussion section at the assigned times.

Schedule

MIDEAST 238 - The Historical Jesus in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
18520
Open
19
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
  Hybrid
18688
Open
3
 
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
  Hybrid
25148
Open
16
 
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Textbooks/Other Materials

The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for MIDEAST 238.001

View/Buy Textbooks

Syllabi

Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for MIDEAST 238 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi

CourseProfile (Atlas)

The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)