RLG 3249: Studies in the Synoptic Gospels: The Passion Narratives (Fall 2004)

(=RLG 452  = SMB 5622HF)

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This course examines the accounts of the passion and death of Jesus in their original historical and literary contexts. Topics include: Roman and Jewish judicial procedures; crucifixion and burial in the ancient world; the editorial tendencies of the gospel writers; incipient anti-Judaism in the gospels; conceptual trajectories of the passion narratives.