5641006 Christian Studies

Numbering Code U-LET08 35641 SJ34 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Mon.4
Instructor name TSUDA KENJI (Graduate School of Letters Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course The purpose of this seminar is to read classical research on doctrines in early Christianity, look at a comprehensive overview of the main doctrinal themes and characteristics of church fathers from extensive historical materials, and learn the historical developments revealed by dogma. In this seminar, we aim to improve reading comprehension of literature needed to study Christian thought through close reading of studies that furthered the development of patristics in modern Germany.
Course Goals Able to cultivate the basic scholarship needed to study ancient Christian thought through close reading of German texts, including citations of church fathers in Latin and Greek.
Schedule and Contents In this year's first semester seminar, we will deal with Marcion Das Evangelium vom fremden Gott, one of the main writings by Harnack in his later years.

Adolf von Harnack, Marcion Das Evangelium vom fremden Gott: Eine Monographie zur Geschichte der Grundlegung der katholischen Kirche, 2te Auflage (Leipzig 1924), BKT: Darmstadt,1996.

2.Religious historical assumptions
3.The unknown gentile God
5.Apostolic ministry
7.Redemptive religion
8.Marcion's life and influence
9.Marcion's starting point
10.Law and gospel
11.World, law, and salvation from the Creator
12.Critics and restorers
13.Marcionite Bible
14.Marcion's Conflict Proposition
15.Conclusion, review, and comments on papers
Evaluation Methods and Policy Based on in-class performance. Attendees will be assigned regular translations and several presentations on individual text-based subjects, and graded on overall work.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Participants will attend seminar having each closely read and read each session's text, and identified discussion questions. Furthermore, presenters will look over related literature, and be prepared to report on topics based on main themes.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Other, copies of text used will be distributed.
References, etc. Introduced during class