Parables of Jesus
Knowledge-Values Courses: Christian Tradition
This course studies the cultural and literary contexts of the parables of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) and in the Gospel of Thomas. From within the Roman world of imperial politics and the honor-shame culture of the Mediterranean world, students examine how the parables might have been heard by ancient Christian audiences, and how they challenge modern Christians.
This course replaces RELS U336.