Course Area of Study:

This course has four primary objectives: (1) to explore specific strategic models of Jesus’ mode of engagement of sociopolitical contradictions in his sociohistorical setting; (2) the identity, analogous contemporary sociopolitical contradictions that might be addressed by the actions demonstrated in these models; (3) to enhance overall sensitivity to the sociopolitical issues and narrative subtexts in the writings of the New Testament; (4) to enhance overall sensitivity to sociopolitical issues.