September 16 – November 4, 2019
This course examines the four canonical Gospels to see what each of these four portraits of Jesus tells us. It explores the literary and theological relationships between the Gospels, and the primary themes each one presents. Students will learn some methods of interpretation and describe how one can use the teachings of Jesus in our different and various circumstances today.
Instructor: Dr. Peter Ajer
Peter Claver Ajer was born and brought up in Uganda in Eastern Africa. He holds a PhD in Biblical Studies (New Testament) from the Graduate Theological Union. The allied field in his doctoral studies is Political Science (Peace and Conflict Studies). He is currently part of the adjunct faculty in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at University of San Francisco. His present research topics include the Gathering Motif in the Fourth Gospel, Social Construction of Space in Philemon, and a deconstruction/critique of the Rhetoric of War in Judeo-Christian Scriptures as used by the Holy Spirit Movement and the Lord’s Resistance Army of Uganda. Ajer is the author of The Death of Jesus and the Politics of Placein the Gospel of John, Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2016.