the historical Jesus and who has he become in the centuries since?
This question is often on Christian minds, but all the more so since
the publication of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and the release
of Mel Gibson's movie, "The Passion of the Christ." How
can a contemporary person evaluate the gospel portraits of Jesus and
modern interpretations of him? This short course will introduce you
to the earliest portraits of the historical Jesus in the gospels,
and then to the most recent narrative medium of cinema and how Jesus
has been represented in it.