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010106 SE The Jewish Christ (2020S)

Reflections of Daniel Boyarin, Peter Scharfer, David Klinghoffer and Shmuley Boteach

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Verlängerung der Abmeldefrist: Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation wird die Abmeldefrist von der LV bis 30.4.2020 verlängert.

Wednesday 04.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 11.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 18.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 25.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 01.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 22.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 29.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 06.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 13.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 20.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 27.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 03.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 10.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 17.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 24.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Main goals:
- Understanding the basic outlines of Messianic ideas in Jewish tradition
- Ability to recognize the ambiguity of the Christian confession of Jesus as the Messiah on the basis of the variability of Messianic figurations
- Understanding of the main reasons why Jesus cannot be accepted as Messiah in Judaism
- Deeper insight into the clear profile of Jesus as a essentially Jewish person of his time
- Ability to relate this knowledge critically to the main lines of ecclesiastical doctrinal Christology

Topics:
- Relevance of Jesus as Massiah
- Messianic patterns in Jewish tradition
- Jewish accesses to reading the New Testament
- The relevance of Jewish debate culture for Christian reflections on Christ
- Acceptance and rejection of Jesus (as Massiah)
- Modern messianic Judaism – a kind of a hybrid?

Methods:
Presentations of about 20 minutes (including the preparation of handouts) and preparation of concise reading units; discussion of the respective contents in the group. - The texts will be available as scans on the Moodle platform in due time.
THE LANGUAGE OF THE COURSE IS ENGLISH.

BECAUSE OF THE CIVID19 CRISES, WE WILL ALTER THE MODE OF THE COURSE WITH THE NEXT SESSION. SINCE THE EMAIL SEARCH PROVED THAT EVERYBODY WHO IS IN NEED OF THIS COURSE IS ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ONLINE SESSIONS, WE WILL MEET ONLINE ON EACH WEDNESDAY AT 1.15 P.M.-2.45 P.M. FOR PRESENTATION OF THE TOPIC SCHEDULED AND SEMINARY DISCUSSION ON IT. IN THIS WAY WE CAN KEEP THE COURSE ACCORDING TO ITS IMMANENT EXAMINATION CHARACTER. (MARCH 30TH, 2020)

Assessment and permitted materials

- Presentation of a topic unit including a handout.
- Writing of a seminar or bachelor paper according to the guidelines of the Faculty of Catholic Theology (https://ssc-kaththeologie.univie.ac.at/services-ueber-uns/services-az/formulare/ - s. "Formalities of the written scientific Work ") - deadline Sept. 15th, 2020.
- 75% attendance and cooperation during the semester

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT:
75% attendance; preparation and implementation of a seminar unit; writing of a seminar paper (submission by September 15th, 2020)
The three parts of the assessment (collaboration, presentation, seminar or bachelor thesis) must each be completed positively. The minimum standard for a positive performance is in terms of
- Cooperation: cooperative level of participation (20%);
- Presentation: The basic outlines of the topic chosen must be presented in a comprehensible way, questions for subsequent reading and/or discussion must be provided (30%);
- Seminar paper / Bachelor’s thesis: Submitted in time by Tuesday, 15 September, 2020, at the latest; it has to be written according to the faculty’s internal recommendation (https://ssc-kaththeologie.univie.ac.at/services-ueber-uns/services-a-z/formulare/ - s. „Formalia der schriftlichen wissenschaftlichen Arbeit“) (50%).

STANDARD OF EXAM: Textually correct and substantial seminar or bachelor paper (50%), regular presence (20%) and active preparation and implementation of a seminar unit (30%).

Examination topics

Topics of the seminar; focus on the topic chosen.

Reading list

Literature, marked ●, is basic literature for the presentations.
Baumbach Günther, Messias / Messianische Bewegungen III: Neues Testament, in: TRE 22, 630-635.
• Boteach Shmuley, Kosher Jesus, Jerusalem: Gefen Publishing House 2012.
• Boyarin Daniel, The Jewish Gospel. The Story of the Jewish Christ, New York: The New Press 2012.
• Klinghoffer David, Why the Jews Rejected Jesus. The Turning Point in Western History, New York 2005.
Lee Aquila H. I., From Messiah to Preexistent Son. Jesus’ Self-Consciousness and Early Christian Exegesis of Messianic Psalms, Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen 2005.
Rabow Jerry, 50 Jewish Messiahs. The untold life stories of 50 Jewish Messiahs since Jesus, and how they changed the Jewish, Christian and Muslim worlds, Jerusalem-New York 2002.
Rudolph David, Messianic Judaism in Antiquity and in the Modern Era, in: Rudolph David / Willitts Joel (Hg.), Introduction to the Messianic Judaism. Its Ecclesial Context and biblical Foundation, Zondervan: Grand Rapids 2013, 21-36.
• Schäfer Peter, The Jewish Christ. How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other, Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press 2012.
Stemberger Günter, Art. Messias / Messianische Bewegungen. II. Judentum, in: TRE 22, 622-630.
Strauß Hans, Art. Messias / Messianische Bewegungen I. Altes Testament, in: TRE 22, 617-621.
Wilson Todd A., The Supersession and Superfluity of the Law? Another Look at Galatians, in: Rudolph David / Willitts Joel (Hg.), Introduction to the Messianic Judaism. Its Ecclesial Context and biblical Foundation, Zondervan: Grand Rapids 2013, 235-244.

Association in the course directory

für 011 (15W) FTH 17 oder FTH 26, für 066 800 M21, 033 195 (17W) BRP 18krp, 033 195 (17W) BRP 08ktb, BRP 08ktb oder 18ktb, 198 418 BA UF RK 16, 199 518 MA UF RK 02 oder RK 05, auslaufende Studienpläne: für Wahlmodul I/II für 011 oder DAM (11W) oder D31, 033 195 (15W) BAM 13

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