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Topics in the Relationship of Judaism and Christianity

This course will examine the concept of gift/grace in various New Testament writings and Jewish pseudepigraphical texts. It will stress understanding conceptions of grace/gift in relation to the historical and social contexts within which these authors wrote. It will take as its starting point Marcel Mauss’s The Gift as well as John Barclay's recent work entitled Paul and the Gift.

RELIGST 730

Topics in the Relationship of Judaism and Christianity

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes

This course will examine the concept of gift/grace in various New Testament writings and Jewish pseudepigraphical texts. It will stress understanding conceptions of grace/gift in relation to the historical and social contexts within which these authors wrote. It will take as its starting point Marcel Mauss’s The Gift as well as John Barclay's recent work entitled Paul and the Gift.


Matthew Thiessen

Associate Professor