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RS450A: THE IMAGE OF JESUS IN THE QURAN AND MUSLIM TRADITION (2017-2018)

Last modified: 07 Jul 2017 10:08


Course Overview

In this course we will discuss the biography and characterisation of Jesus, a major Muslim prophet and the expected mahdi (Islamic messiah). The course will look at the existing sources for this biography and the problems that they present to modern scholars. It will examine possible Christian origins of this figure. Through a discussion of the main episodes in the life of the Muslim Jesus we will learn of the various ways for understanding his character. The course will also discuss the status of Jesus compared with other prophets in Islam, especially Muhammad, and against the Qur'an.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Zohar Hadromi-Allouche

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

In this course we will discuss the biography and characterisation of Jesus, a major Muslim prophet and the expected mahdi (Islamic messiah).

The course will look at the existing sources for this biography and the problems that they present to modern scholars. It will examine possible Christian origins of this figure. Through a discussion of the main episodes in the life of the Muslim Jesus we will learn of the various ways for understanding his character. The course will also discuss the status of Jesus against other prophets in Islam, especially Muhammad, and against the Qur'an.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st attempt: 1 quiz (10%) Continuous assessment (30%) - Essay topic, TOC and initial biblliography (10%); Introduction (10%); Class presentation (10%) 1 essay of 3500 words (60%). Resit: No resit on level 4.

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment principally takes the form of conversation amongst instructors and students during seminar sessions, and this will form an essential part of the work of the seminar.

Feedback

Students get detailed feedback on their essays, and if required on exams as well.

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