Fall 2009

The Secret Jesus

Listed in: Religion, as RELI-44


Robert Doran (Section 01)


Alongside the images of Jesus found in the canonical Gospels arose others that are less well known today but that were widespread in antiquity:  stories about Jesus’ parents, about his life as a young boy, stories of his non-death, enigmatic sayings and parables.  In this course we will explore theses images as found in the apocryphal Gospels and in the Gnostic writings, and read closely the cryptic sayings of Jesus.  We will also examine the images of Jesus in early Christian art.

Fall semester.  Professor Doran.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009, Fall 2012, Fall 2016