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Department
Religious Studies
Course
RELG 101
Professor
Rumee Ahmed
Semester
Fall

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Religions of the World 100 October 10, 2012 • Origins of Christianity RELG 314 • The Synoptic Gospels and the Historic Jesus REG 414 • The Life and Literature Paul RELG 415 • Christianity began in a small place • The Infancy Gospel of Thomas o Life of Jesus when he was a child • Homosexual o 18  century term o Does not appear in the biblical text  • We cannot assume that the social context is the same as the ancient world • New Testament Apocrypha (hidden) • Lost Scriptures – why books didn’t make it into the bible o What Gospels should be in, and why some shouldn’t be in the Bible • Lost Christianities • Understanding the Social World of the New Testament o Gender, body and sexuality o Purity and impurity o Ancient economies   • Reading the Gospels o Jesus can do miracles  Never actually says “I’m the son of God” or “The Messiah”
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