Trial of Jesus Seminar



This seminar will examine the trial of Jesus by deconstructing and critically analyzing the Gospel of Matthew in light of Jewish religious and criminal law and procedure, Roman law, as well as known historical events apart from the Gospel. The course will also explore the impact of the trial on the Jewish people and world history with particular attention given to the development of anti-Semitism. The course assumes no prior knowledge of Judaism, Jewish law, or Christianity.