Search for the Historical Jesus

CRN: 
9999
Course Dates: 
6 weeks: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018
Times: 
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Instructor(s): 
Bob Falanga
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Summer

For many of us, our notion of Jesus has not advanced much since we first learned about Jesus as children. But Jesus deserves a second, more sophisticated adult view. We will focus on the Jesus of history--the itinerant rabbi from Galilee--as opposed to the Christ of the churches. We will use historical methodology in an attempt to locate the historical Jesus from the layers of theology, philosophy, politics and prejudice that have been heaped upon him. What unique messages does the historical Jesus present for us in the postmodern era?

Course outline

Bob Falanga (robertjfalanga@gmail.com) holds a Master of Arts in psychology from the New School for Social Research. He completed all but his dissertation at a joint doctorate program in psychology and religion at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary where he studied the work of Carl Jung.