Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

BIBS326 Jesus in the New Testament (Advanced)

A study of the different portraits of Jesus in selected New Testament documents, including discussion of various titles used for Jesus, Christological themes and the development of views about Jesus as this can be seen in the New Testament.

This paper focuses on the way the New Testament presents the person of Jesus. One way to consider this is by looking at the portrait of Jesus in some key New Testament texts - the Gospels of Mark and of John, the writings of Paul, the Book of Revelation. We will also look at some key titles used for Jesus in the New Testament - Son of God (as part of looking at Mark's Gospel), Lord (as part of looking at Paul's Christology) and Son of Man. An important part of the topic is looking at 'the historical Jesus' - what can we know about Jesus as a figure of history and about his ministry, its aims and outcomes? We will also discuss some important themes or areas of study related to out topic - the way belief about Jesus developed in the very early years of the Christian Church, belief in Jesus' resurrection and the ways that feminist scholars have studied the New Testament Christology.

Paper title Jesus in the New Testament (Advanced)
Paper code BIBS326
Subject Biblical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
One 200-level BIBS or BIBX paper
Restriction
BIBS 226, BIBX 226, BIBX 326
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Contact
paul.trebilco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Professor Paul Trebilco
Paper Structure
Outline of the course:
  • The Christology of Mark
  • The Christology of Paul
  • The Development of Christology
  • The Historical Jesus
  • Son of Man
  • The Christology of John
  • The Resurrection
  • Feminist Christology of the New Testament
  • The Christology of Revelation
Assessment:
  • Minor assignment (1,200 words) 15%
  • Major assignment (3,000 words) 35%
  • Exam (two hours) 50%
Teaching Arrangements
Campus: Two lectures per week

Distance: Teaching day and five 2-hour videoconferences spaced throughout the semester
Textbooks
A Course Book has been developed for this paper. No textbook is required.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper should be able to
  • Demonstrate understanding of the various portraits of Jesus in a range of New Testament documents
  • Explain the common features of different New Testament Christologies and outline the unique features of different strands of the New Testament
  • Explain the development of Christology, as this is evident in the New Testament
  • Demonstrate understanding of various Christological titles and Christological themes
  • Identify key issues in the interpretation of selected New Testament texts
  • Critique arguments put forward in the literature of the discipline through in-depth discussions of particular topics that demonstrate advanced understanding of critical approaches to New Testament Christology
  • Demonstrate understanding of the implications of topics studied in the paper for New Testament Studies in general
Course outline
View the course outline for BIBS 326 (on campus)
View the course outline for BIBS 326 (distance)
Eligibility

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

A study of the different portraits of Jesus in selected New Testament documents, including discussion of various titles used for Jesus, Christological themes and the development of views about Jesus as this can be seen in the New Testament.

This paper focuses on the way the New Testament presents the person of Jesus. One way to consider this is by looking at the portrait of Jesus in some key New Testament texts - the Gospels of Mark and of John, the writings of Paul, the Book of Revelation. We will also look at some key titles used for Jesus in the New Testament - Son of God (as part of looking at Mark's Gospel), Lord (as part of looking at Paul's Christology) and Son of Man. An important part of the topic is looking at 'the historical Jesus' - what can we know about Jesus as a figure of history and about his ministry, its aims and outcomes? We will also discuss some important themes or areas of study related to out topic - the way belief about Jesus developed in the very early years of the Christian Church, belief in Jesus' resurrection and the ways that feminist scholars have studied the New Testament Christology.

Paper title Jesus in the New Testament (Advanced)
Paper code BIBS326
Subject Biblical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Second Semester (2 July 2018 - 10 November 2018), Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
One 200-level BIBS or BIBX paper
Restriction
BIBS 226, BIBX 226, BIBX 326
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Eligibility
All students are welcome to study the Bible regardless of whether they have a particular faith commitment or not. Papers in Theology examine the scriptures, history, content, and relevance of the Christian faith, but presuppose no Christian commitment from students. All that is required is an inquiring mind and an interest in those skills that can be gained through the study of any subject in the Humanities.
Contact
paul.trebilco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Professor Paul Trebilco
Paper Structure
Outline of the course:
  • The Christology of Mark
  • The Christology of Paul
  • The Development of Christology
  • The Historical Jesus
  • Son of Man
  • The Christology of John
  • The Resurrection
  • Feminist Christology of the New Testament
  • The Christology of Revelation
Assessment:
  • Minor assignment (1,200 words) 15%
  • Major assignment (3,000 words) 35%
  • Exam (two hours) 50%
Teaching Arrangements
Campus: Weekly lecturesDistance: There is an intensive course in Dunedin, Monday July 2 to Friday July 6 2018. Attendance is compulsory.
Textbooks
A Course Book has been developed for this paper. No textbook is required.
Course outline
View the course outline for BIBS 326 (on campus)
View the course outline for BIBS 326 (distance)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper should be able to
  • Demonstrate understanding of the various portraits of Jesus in a range of New Testament documents
  • Explain the common features of different New Testament Christologies and outline the unique features of different strands of the New Testament
  • Explain the development of Christology, as this is evident in the New Testament
  • Demonstrate understanding of various Christological titles and Christological themes
  • Identify key issues in the interpretation of selected New Testament texts
  • Critique arguments put forward in the literature of the discipline through in-depth discussions of particular topics that demonstrate advanced understanding of critical approaches to New Testament Christology
  • Demonstrate understanding of the implications of topics studied in the paper for New Testament Studies in general

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester (2 July 2018 - 10 November 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41