A 2018 course by Tina Pippin at Agnes Scott College examines “the quests for the historical Jesus, with an analysis of literary and cultural sources (especially from film, music, art), and also the ethical implications of Jesus’ life and message, from the first century to contemporary times.”
A course by James McGrath at Butler University introduces “students to the scholarly study of Jesus as a historical figure, providing opportunity to become more familiar with the relevant primary sources and other data, and the tools for the critical historical evaluation and investigation thereof.”
A 1998 course by Jeffrey Carlson at DePaul University surveys “significant interpretations of Jesus of Nazareth that have developed in various religious and cultural contexts over nearly two thousand years. . . . (and) a variety of contemporary christological developments occurring in diverse contexts around the globe–in Latin America, Asia, Africa and North America.”
A 2018 course by Edward Krasevac at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology examines the “questions revolving around the relationship of faith to history” through the “main lines of modern and contemporary historical Christology, beginning with the ‘Old Quest of the Historical Jesus’ and ending with the so-called ‘Third Quest.'”
A course by Joseph Molleur at Cornell College studies “the career of Jesus of Nazareth, as he is represented and interpreted” in the canonical gospels, apocryphal gospels, and Q; attention is also given to Jesus as interpreted by John Dominic Crossan and Luke Timothy Johnson.