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Course Name: Simply Jesus
Subtitle: A Walk Through the Life and Times of Jesus
Instructor: Taught by N.T. Wright, Professor
Provided by: Udemy
Price: $40 (before discount)
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Review info & popularity
As of July 20, 2016…
Students: 1246 students enrolled
Ratings: 259 reviews
Rank: ranked #4 in Udemy Academics Courses
Brief course description
In this course Simply Jesus, students will be immersed in the 1st Century A.D. context of the life, work, teachings, and actions of Jesus of Nazareth. The goal of the course is to look at the story of Jesus from the perspective of a historian. Too many times Jesus of Nazareth becomes interpreted as simply another ‘religious figure’ among many religious figures. But this so often eliminates the understanding of a man who lived in time and space at a critical time of history.
This course is meant for all audiences. No previous theological study is required or expected. In this way it is meant to give a basic understanding of Jesus as a figure in history primarily.
Prof. Wright will lecture on key biblical texts to walk the student through the different elements that constitute the story of Jesus. In addition, there will be quizzes and discussion questions to help the student think more intently about the material presented.
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N.T. Wright bio
N.T Wright received his BA, MA and PHD from Oxford University. He taught New Testament at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities 1978-1993. He was Dean of Lichfield, then Canon of Westminster, then Bishop of Durham (Church of England), 1994-2010. Since 2010 Prof. Wright has been Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He has published over 75 books and hundreds of articles. Prof. Wright recently received the Burkitt Medal from the British Academy for services to New Testament scholarship. He enjoys writing, lecturing, mentoring students and an occasional round of golf. He delights in spending time with his family in the midst of a busy schedule of writing and traveling.
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Final details for this Udemy course
Skill level: Beginner Level
Lectures: 40 lessons
Duration: 5 hours of video
What you get: Understand the story of Jesus of Nazareth, not as a ‘religious figure’, but as a person who lived, taught, worked, and carried out his mission within a 1st Century A.D. historical context.
Target audience: This is an entry level course for anyone wishing to understand the story of the life of Jesus from the point of view of a historian examining the 1st Century A.D. context.
Requirements: Students should obtain the textbook, Simply Jesus, by N.T. Wright (HarperOne, 2011) ISBN: 0062084399. The book is available in print, digital and audio formats.
Access: Lifetime access
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Availability: available online, as well as on iOS and Android
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