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THEO 5504 The Gospel of John and the Parting of the Ways between Judaism and Christianity (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

How, when and why Christianity moved out of the “big tent” of first century Judaism to become a major religious, political, and social movement of its own is one of the most important – and most elusive -- issues in the study of ancient Judaism and Christianity. A text that central to this issue is the Gospel of John. In this course we will examine this gospel in its social and historical context, as well as in the history of interpretation, in order to understand its contribution to our understanding of the development of early Christianity out of its Jewish matrix.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Adele Reinhartz

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Some New Testament preferable but not essential.


Last Updated: 01-Mar-16