My musings on the New Testament, Early Christianity, Religion, Literature, and Other Phenomena and Ephemera.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Jesus in Novels: Your Thoughts
I am thinking of revamping some aspects of my Jesus and the Gospels course. And I was considering ending the semester (next time I teach it) with a representation of Jesus found in a modern novel. What novels do you think would be particularly good for this? Either because it is a good piece of writing, or because it would stimulate conversation, or because it is a fun read, etc.?
I have a Ph.D. in Religion from Columbia University. I am currently a visiting instructor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Mississippi. My research focuses on the New Testament and emergent Christian interactions with ancient Judaism in their Greco-Roman and ancient Near Eastern environments.