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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.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
In this course we will discuss the biography and characterisation of Jesus, a major Muslim prophet and the expected mahdi (Islamic messiah).
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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 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.
Students get detailed feedback on their essays, and if required on exams as well.