Drawing on canonical scriptures (the Bible and the Qurʾān), in conversation with other primary and secondary sources, aided by critical investigations, and making use of the notion of “images” both literally and metaphorically, we will study the birth, mission, death, resurrection, and eschatological role of Jesus in Christianity and Islam—plus the closely related matter of the life and status of his mother Mary. Attention will also be given to the role of Jesus and Mary in personal and communal piety. As an online graduate seminar in scripture study and comparative theology, this course will make use of various modes of online presentation and interaction. Substantial reading and writing will be expected. Auditors are welcome.
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