The Beginnings of Christology

September 12, 2022 - December 12, 2022
Live classes on Zoom are on Mondays, 1-3pm (Pacific time), with other lectures to be watched prior and afterwards. End of term date is unclear.
Offered by Regent College
$505 per credit hour $375 per audit hour
If Jesus of Nazareth was merely a Galilean Jew executed by the Romans early in the first century, how did such significant belief and worship of him emerge after his death? This course introduces students to the ways that the earliest Christian documents, especially the New Testament, attest to the identity and significance of Jesus Christ. We will consider the first century context and emerging Jesus communities behind the New Testament, as well as the varying ways in which the New Testament conveys convictions and devotional practices about Jesus. In understanding and accounting for these convictions, our chief aim will be a deeper understanding and knowledge of the Jesus who had such immeasurable impact on both their world and ours.
2-3 credits.