January 23, 2020

The Life of Christ

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Course Description

A comprehensive study of the earthly life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. The course focuses on a thematic and chronological view of Christ’s life and ministry, providing an interpretation of key events and discourses and their practical application. Not open to freshmen.

Course Objective

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

1. Explain the genre of the four Gospels as history, narrative, and theology

2. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of some of the different critical and literary approaches to the study of the four Gospels

3. Describe the Greco-Roman and Jewish historical/cultural setting for the life of Christ and explain its importance for understanding the life of Christ

4. Describe the main historical and theological features of each of the Gospel’s portrayals of Jesus

5. Explain Jesus’ teaching on key topics including the kingdom of God, the law, and the cost of discipleship

6. Give evidence for the literal body resurrection of Jesus and explain its historical and theological importance

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