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The Jesus Movement in Its Context: Jesus Research and Christian Origins in Archaeological Perspective - ECH4804

Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To introduce students to the context (material, textual and artifactual culture) of Jesus of Nazareth and the setting from which the Jesus movement emerged; to equip students with the interdisciplinary tools to analyse the textual and archaeological data pertaining to Jesus of Nazareth and Christian origins; and to enable students to grasp the cultural meaning of the emergence of Christianity. Students credited with this module will understand Christian origins as a complex cultural and religious process that is reflected in textual, archaeological and artifactual remains and Jesus of Nazareth as historical figure at the foundation of Early Christianity.