Jesus and Justice

College University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
Instructor(s) Shantz, Colleen
Course Code SMB3627HS
NOTE: Graduate degree students enrol in SMB6627HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

The course will examine the portrait of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels as it conveys three themes of justice: 1) the exercise of power, 2) economic issues, and 3) human worth. The course will place Jesus's actions and teachings in the social and political conditions of first century Galilee and Judea while also considering their relevance to contemporary events and circumstances. Special attention will be given to the parables, economic teachings, and the phenomena of healings and exorcisms as responses to the conditions of daily life and political rule in first century Palestine.

Pre-Requisites SMB1501H or equivalent
Schedule Tue
Start Time 11:00
End Time 13:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Enrolment Notes

This course is open to graduate students who are not Biblical specialists but are interersted in the Biblical basis for social justice. Such students should contact the instructor prior to enrolment

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Short Paper
Previously Offered Winter 2022
Currently Offered Winter 2024