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THE 385 New Ways of Thinking About the Jewish Jesus as Savior (3 credits)

In the wake of the groundbreaking conciliar declaration, Nostra Aetate, the Catholic Church now authoritatively teaches that "Jesus was an always remained a Jew," and that the Jewish people remain in an eternal covenant with Gold. These teachings challenge Christians to creatively re-imagine Jesus’ Jewish life and also how they think about Christ as the Savior of all humanity. This course considers relevant New Testaments texts, research into the Jewishness of Jesus, the development of the Church’s Christological tradition, the rise and demise of anti-Jewish theologies, and new theological approaches being proposed today. Religious Difference.