Universität Wien FIND

010074 VO Jesus the Messiah - Reflections on the Messianic Issue of Early Christianity (2017W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie

Details

Language: Englisch

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 02.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Monday 09.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Monday 16.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Monday 23.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Monday 30.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Monday 06.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Monday 13.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Monday 20.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Monday 27.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Monday 04.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Monday 11.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Monday 15.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Monday 22.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Monday 29.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

MAIN OBJECTS: The students should be able to understand the main issues and problems of different interpretations of Jesus in the 1st and 2nd cent. C.E. that resulted from two constellations connected to each other: The affirmation of Jesus being the Davidic Messiah became more and more problematic as time went by; and at the same time, the relevance of the messianic Jewish communities decreased that were close to Jesus because of the same path of faith as Jesus had it – a closeness never reached again in the history of Christianity.
CONTENT:
- Messianic faith of Paul
- Synoptic Gospels as an indicator of increasing problems of the messianic faith
- Destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem as a counter-messianic experience
- The Messiah was turned to a (High) Priest
- Last evocation of the Messiah in John’s Revelation
- Jewish-Christian movements and their relation to pagan-Christian communities
- Ignoring the Jewish Messiah: Gnostics and pagan educated scholars
- Pagan Christian transformation of Christ without a messianic background
- The Messiah from Nazareth: Son of David or Son of Joseph?
METHOD: Oral lecture in German; Moodle platform summarizing each lecture; reading and interpreting important text parts together; theological discussions.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral exam, no auxiliary means allowed

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of the basics of the lecture series or of the alternative literature.
STANDARD OF EXAM: Distinct knowledge of the question of the Messiah that has been posed and answered by different Christian communities in the first two centuries or ignored and radically altered.

Examination topics

Lecture, discussion of texts; E-learning (Moodle).

Reading list

LITERATURE:
Beale G. K. / Carson D. A., Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, Grand Rapids: Baker Academics 2007.
Bockmuehl Markus, The Son of David and the Gospel, in: Rudolph David / Willitts Joel (Hg.), Introduction to the Messianic Judaism. Its Ecclesial Context and biblical Foundation, Grand Rapids 2013, 264-272.
Boteach Shmuley, Kosher Jesus, Jerusalem 2012.
Fredriksen Paula, The Birth of Christianity, in: Fredriksen Paula / Reinhartz Adele (Hg.), Jesus, Judaism, and Christian Anti-Judaism. Reading the New Testament after the Holocaust, Louisville-London 2002, 8-30.
Fredriksen Paula, Jesus of Nazareth, King of Jews. A Jewish Life and the Emergence of Christianity, New York 2000.
Freyne Seán, The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion. Meaning and Mission, Grand Rapids 2014.
Gager John G., Paul, the Apostle of Judaism, in: Fredriksen Paula / Reinhartz Adele (Hg.), Jesus, Judaism, and Christian Anti-Judaism. Reading the New Testament after the Holocaust, Louisville-London 2002, 56-76.
Harrington David J., Matthew’s Christian-Jewish Community, in: Rudolph David / Willitts Joel (Hg.), Introduction to the Messianic Judaism. Its Ecclesial Context and biblical Foundation, Grand Rapids 2013, 159-167.
Hengel Martin, Zur urchristlichen Geschichtsschreibung, Stuttgart: Calwer Verlag 1979.
Schreiner Thomas R., New Testament Theology. Magnifying God in Christ, Nottingham: Apollos 2008.
Simon Marcel, Verus Israel. A Study of the Relations between Christians and Jews in the Roman Empire AD 13-425. Translated from the French by H. McKeating, Oxford-Portland 2009.
The Didache. A Commentary by Kurt Niederwimmer. Translation by Linda M. Maloney. Edited by Harold W. Attridge, Minneapolis: Fortress Press 1998.
Vermes Geza, Christian Beginnings. From Nazareth to Nicaea, New Haven-London: Yale University Press 2012.

For the exam in Englisch language on basis of relevant literature:
Bockmuehl Markus, The Son of David and the Gospel, in: Rudolph David / Willitts Joel (Hg.), Introduction to the Messianic Judaism. Its Ecclesial Context and biblical Foundation, Grand Rapids 2013, 264-272.
Fredriksen Paula, The Birth of Christianity, in: Fredriksen Paula / Reinhartz Adele (Hg.), Jesus, Judaism, and Christian Anti-Judaism. Reading the New Testament after the Holocaust, Louisville-London 2002, 8-30.
Vermes Geza, Christian Beginnings. From Nazareth to Nicaea, New Haven-London: Yale University Press 2012.

Association in the course directory

für UF BA RK 14 , Schwerpunkt Judentum 066 795 Advanced Theological Studies, auslaufenden Studienpläne: für 011 (11 W), LV zu Wahlmodul I oder II, (freies) Wahlfach für 020

Last modified: We 20.09.2017 11:47