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Jesus Among the Messiahs of Second Temple Judaism

Course
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Mixed time
Location
Location independent
Study form
Distance
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-24879
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application closed, late application opens 15 December 2020.

Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-24871
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application closed, late application opens 15 December 2020.

About

All the books of the New Testament testify to the confession of Jesus as
Christ, the Messiah. But did Jesus himself bring a messianic identity
to expression, and if he did, what kind of Messiah did he think he was?
In this course, we will familiarize ourselves with the diverse messianic
expectations of Second Temple Judaism.We will study New Testament and
early Jewish texts with the purpose of assessing how Jesus related to
the literary and historical messianic figures of this time.

In addition,
we will scrutinize the methods employed by scholars for reconstructing
the historical Jesus and apply these methods to Gospel passages about
Jesus as the Messiah. We will also approach the question of to what
extent such reconstructions can have any bearing on Jewish-Christian
dialogue today.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Degree of Bachelor or completed courses of at least 180 credits at first cycle level, of which at least 90 credits with progression in some main field of study where it is included a bachelor's thesis of at least 15 credits. Qualified are also those that have equivalent foreign education or that have equivalent prior knowledge according to earlier study regulation. Applicants must prove knowledge of English: English 5/English A or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.