Jesus and the Gospels

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BIB340
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: John Griffiths


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Jesus and the Gospels

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Describe the various perspectives on the identity and mission of Jesus;
  2. Examine the socio-historical background relevant to Jesus;
  3. Evaluate the primary biblical materials and secondary literature about Jesus from a range of perspectives;
  4. Interpret a passage from one of the canonical gospels which addresses the identity of Jesus;
  5. Prepare a presentation which applies a passage of Jesus’ teaching to modern Pentecostalism.

Subject Content

  • Popular and Scholarly Depictions of Jesus
  • What are Gospels?
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • John the Immerser and Jesus
  • The Kingdom of God
  • Ritual Impurity
  • The Law and Galilean Economics
  • Jesus and the Temple
  • The Death and Resurrection of Jesus

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Reading Responses (20%)
  • Major Exegesis (50%)
  • Contemporary presentation (30%)

Prescribed Text

Primary Readings provided.