Although a significant percentage of the gospels are devoted to Jesus’ teaching, the teaching of Jesus can often be undervalued in many conservative Christian contexts. Concerned lest Jesus the Savior be reduced to Jesus the Moral Teacher, some have downplayed its significance. Others have been perplexed by its seeming differences of emphasis from the subsequent teaching of the Apostle Paul and the early Church. And many others have found the parables and prophesies of Christ challenging to understand.
Within this course, we will explore the manner of Jesus’ teaching, its content, and the way that it relates both to the various forms of teaching found in the Old Testament and to later teaching in the New. By the end of the course, you should have a firmer grasp upon the importance of Jesus’ teaching, its connection with his work, its deep rootedness in—yet transformation of—the teaching of the Old Testament, and the way that the rest of the New Testament bears the marks of it throughout.
Taught by Dr. Alastair Roberts, a Davenant Teaching Fellow who has taught our Protestant Wisdom Summer Program the past three years, who also teaches and writes as a Fellow of the Theopolis Institute and for many other platforms. Runs 6/1 – 8/7/20. The syllabus will be available here soon.
For more details on the course, email Alastair at [email protected]
Online only, runs 10 weeks, meeting 1 hr./wk. via videoconference. Students will also have the option to participate in a class discussion board. Register to reserve your spot and schedule will be set after a poll of participating students; if the class time does not fit your schedule, you will be eligible for a full refund. Note: all classes are offered dependent on demand and require a minimum of four participating students.