Prohibited Combination: 21st Century Jesus
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Articulate an understanding of Jesus based upon biblical references and a variety of historical conceptions.
- Examine, on theological criteria, a number of contemporary descriptions of Jesus.
- Outline and discuss a theology of Jesus that is relevant in the 21st Century.
- Class test (30 minutes) (10%)
- One 750-word film review (20%)
- One 750-word book report (20%)
- One 1,500-word theological essay (50%)
Set texts recommended for purchase are highlighted in blue
- Alison, James. Jesus the Forgiving Victim: Listening for the Unheard Voice. Glenview: Doers, 2013.
- Carroll, James. Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age. London: William Collins, 2014.
- Cone, James H. The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2011.
- Kärkkäinen, Veli-Matti. Christology: A Global Introduction. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2003.
- Matera, Frank J. New Testament Christology. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1999.
- Johnson, Elizabeth A. The Strength of Her Witness: Jesus Christ in the Global Voices of Women. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016.
- Loos, Noel. White Christ Black Cross: The Emergence of a Black Church. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, 2007.
- Murphy, Francesca Aran, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Christology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
- Rausch, Thomas P. Who is Jesus? An Introduction to Christology. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2003.
- Tanner, Kathryn. Christ the Key. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.