Historical Jesus

Unit Overview
This unit provides an introduction to the sources, methods and conclusions of historical Jesus research, with a view to equipping us to better engage with contemporary society around those questions.

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Unit Code PC049-612_712-812
Workload 1 semester, 12 credit points
Status Intermediate
Prerequisites None
Teacher John Dickson

Unit Content

  • Historical sources and methods
  • Applying historical method

Study Expectations
In this unit, you can expect to be guided through a variety of weekly learning activities which are designed to develop your understanding of and skills in the themes and passages related to this unit. For online students, these usually include watching videos, reading, completing set learning tasks and contributing to online seminars and interacting with your peers. Students should allow 10 hours of study time per week for this introductory unit.


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