A Christology Course by Gerard Hall sm

Gerard Hall is the Head of the School of Theology at McAuley Campus, Brisbane, Australian Catholic University.

 1. Introduction: The Mystery of Jesus Christ

  • Different approaches to the mystery of Christ
  • The Gospels as privileged sources
  • The living Jesus tradition

 2. The World of Jesus' Time

  • Life in Galilee
  • Jerusalem
  • Society and politics

 3. Jesus' Life and Ministry

  • Faith and history
  • Teacher and prophet
  • The reign of God
  • Jesus the parabler
  • The reign of God in parables
  • Miracle-worker
  • Eschatological prophet

 4. Jesus' Crucifixion and Death

  • The killing of Jesus
  • Jesus' approach to his death
  • Interpreting Jesus' death

 5. The Early Jesus Movement

  • Easter experiences
  • Resurrection belief
  • Transformation of Jesus
  • Transformation of disciples
  • From the risen Jesus to divine status
  • The crucified and risen one

 6. Jesus Christ in History and Tradition

  • The post-biblical approach to Jesus
  • Early debates
  • Logos-christology
  • From Arius to the Council of Nicea
  • From Athanasius to the Council of Chalcedon
  • Interpreting the doctrines today

 7. Jesus Christ Today

  • Jesus Christ and human experience
  • The cosmic Christ and saviour-figure
  • Jesus Christ and political reality
  • The political Jesus
  • Jesus Christ liberator
  • Advocate for women
  • Saviour of the world

 8. Conclusion: A Christology for the Third Millennium


  • Bibliography and References
  • Assignment and Study Questions




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