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  1. WEEK 1: Introduction: Jesus in the Gospels 13 items
    1. Required Reading 8 items
      1. The Bible we will use is the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). It will be useful to have a copy of this version to bring to class, but you can also find texts online using http://bible.oremus.org/.

      2. Pages 3-38; 147-166.

        Chapter Essential

    2. Further Reading 5 items
      1. The New Testament: history, literature, religion - Gerd Theissen 2003

        Book Background

  2. WEEK 2: Jesus in Paul 20 items
    1. Required Reading 11 items
      1. Pages 3-38; 167-213

        Chapter Essential

    2. Further Reading 4 items
      1. Pages 93-139

        Chapter Background

      2. Christ among the messiahs: Christ language in Paul and messiah language in ancient Judaism - Matthew V. Novenson 2012

        Book Background Especially chapter 5, “Christ Passages in Paul’.

    3. WEEK 2 ADVANCED SEMINAR: Discovering Jesus in the Prologue to John’s Gospel 5 items
      1. Required Reading 3 items
        1. Read John's Gospel, and make notes on John Chapter 1.

        2. Pages 371- 410

          Chapter 

      2. Further Reading 2 items
        1. The light has come: an exposition of the Fourth Gospel - Lesslie Newbigin c1982

          Book Background

  3. WEEK 3: Jesus on Jesus 10 items
    1. Required Reading 5 items
      1. Pages 147-196

        Chapter Essential

    2. Further Reading 5 items
      1. The shadow of the Galilean: the quest of the historical Jesus in narrative form - Gerd Theissen c2007

        Book Background

      2. Apocryphal gospels: an introduction - Hans-Josef Klauck 2003

        Book Background

      3. ‘Infancy Gospels’

        Chapter Background

  4. WEEK 4: Jesus: Creeds, Councils and Christology. 8 items
    1. Required Reading 5 items
    2. Further Reading 3 items
      1. Chapter 5, Christianity matures

        Chapter Background

  5. WEEK 4 ADVANCED SEMINAR: Book Discussion on the Impact of N. T Wright. 11 items
    1. Required Reading 6 items
      1. N.T Wright has his own website with a large collection of more popular articles: http://ntwrightpage.com/

      2. Such as:

      3. Pages 28 - 78 & 655 - 657

        Chapter Essential

    2. Further reading – books by N. T. Wright 5 items
      1. The Resurrection of Jesus: John Dominic Crossan and N.T. Wright in dialogue - John Dominic Crossan, N. T. Wright, Robert B. Stewart 2006

        Book Background

      2. The resurrection of the son of God - N. T. Wright 2003

        Book Background

      3. The meaning of Jesus: two visions - Marcus J. Borg, N. T. Wright 1999

        Book Background

  6. WEEK 5 Jesus Saves: Soteriology 6 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Pages 540-611

        Chapter 

    2. Further Reading 4 items
      1. For those Interested in the Salvation Army: 

  7. WEEK 6: Jesus the teacher: Teaching and Ethics 14 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      1. Jesus and the eyewitnesses: the Gospels as eyewitness testimony - Richard Bauckham 2006

        Book Essential

    2. Further Reading 2 items
    3. WEEK 6 ADVANCED SEMINAR: Jesus in Patristic theology and Apologetics 9 items
      1. Required Reading 6 items
        1. Christology of the later fathers - Edward Rochie Hardy, Cyril Charles Richardson 1954

          Book Essential

      2. Further Reading 3 items
        1. The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God - Stephen T. Davis, Daniel Kendall SJ, Gerald O'Collins SJ, Oxford University Press 2002 (electronic resource)

          Book Background

        2. Imperial unity and Christian divisions: the church, 450-680 A.D. - John Meyendorff 1989

          Book Background

  8. WEEK 7: ENRICHMENT WEEK 1 item
    1. No Lecture

  9. WEEK 8: The Birth and Death of Jesus in Contemporary Theology 16 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. It is planned that for this Lecture will combine with a visit to a place of Christian worship, and historic Church building.

    2. WEEK 8: ADVANCED SEMINAR: Jesus Theology in Worship, Arts and Architecture 14 items
      1. This booklet may be helpful for those not familiar with Church Architecture:

      2. This workshop will be open to both year 2 and Year 3 Students, and will follow on form the lecture.

      3. Students are advised to bring a notebook and camera/phone.

      4. Contemporary Theology in Worship – to be viewed. 5 items
        1. Phatfish - ‘The Cross’ on Vimeo Monday, July 5, 2010

          Audio-visual document Essential

        2. Matt Redman - 10,000 Reasons Live in Times Square - OfficialMattRedman 2016

          Audio-visual document Essential

        3. The Lord is my light - Taize - anggosworship 2010

          Audio-visual document Essential

      5. Further Reading 5 items
        1. I believe: the Christian's creed - Helmut Thielicke, John Walter Doberstein, H. George Anderson 1969

          Book Background

        2. The evangelical faith: Vol.2, The doctrine of God and of Christ - Helmut Thielicke, Geoffrey W. Bromiley 1978

          Book Background

        3. The historical figure of Jesus - E. P. Sanders 1995

          Book Background

  10. WEEK 9: The Resurrection of Jesus in contemporary Theology 3 items
    1. This week will explore the resurrection of Jesus in contemporary theology and the life of the Spirit, and contemporary Christian Discipleship.

    2. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Pages 296-300

        Chapter 

  11. WEEK 10: Jesus in Islam 17 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
    2. Further Reading 4 items
      1. A Muslim view of Christianity: essays on dialogue - Mahmoud Ayoub, Irfan A. Omar c2007

        Book Background Especially chapters 11, 12 and 13

      2. The Muslim Jesus: sayings and stories in Islamic literature - Tarif Khalidi 2001

        Book Background

      3. The Routledge reader in Christian-Muslim relations - Mona Siddiqui 2013

        Book Background Especially chapters 3 and 13 on Christology

      4. Chapter 2. 'The Qur'anic perception of Christianity'.

        Chapter Background Especially chapter 2 on Qur’anic perceptions of Christianity

    3. WEEK 10: Advanced Seminar Demythologising Demythologisation 11 items
      1. Required Reading 2 items
        1. Chapter 2 ‘Heavy Traffic on the Wredebahn’

          Chapter Essential

      2. Further Reading 9 items
        1. What Might an Anthropology of Secularism Look Like? - Talal Asad

          Chapter Background

        2. Who on earth was Jesus?: the modern quest for the Jesus of history - David Boulton 2008

          Book Background

        3. The Quest for the Historical Jesus - James G. Crossley

          Chapter Background

        4. Bultmann - David Fergusson 1992

          Book Background

        5. The myth of God Incarnate - John Hick 1977

          Book Background

        6. Historians Discover Jesus - Mark Allan Powell

          Chapter Background

        7. Christianity without Incarnation? - Maurice Wiles

          Chapter Background

  12. WEEK 11: Jesus, Empire and Power 13 items
    1. Required Reading 5 items
      1. This Historical Jesus

        Chapter Essential

      2. Racializing Jesus: race, ideology and the formation of modern biblical scholarship - Shawn Kelley 2002

        Book Essential

    2. Further Reading 8 items
      1. Jesus and the Chaos of History - James Crossley 01/02/2015

        Book Background

      2. Introduction

        Chapter Background

      3. Imperial unity and Christian divisions: the church, 450-680 A.D. - John Meyendorff 1989

        Book Background

      4. Radical Christian writings: a reader - Andrew Bradstock, Christopher Rowland 2002

        Book Background

      5. The Magi From Bengal and their Jesus - RS Sugirtharajah

        Chapter Background

  13. WEEK 12: Jesus and Gender 12 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
    2. Further Reading 2 items
      1. Sex and the Single Savior

        Chapter Background

    3. WEEK 12 ADVANCED SEMINAR: Jesus, Blackness and African Christianity 8 items
      1. Required Reading 5 items
      2. Further Reading 3 items
        1. The Recrucified Christ in Black Literary Imagination

          Chapter Background