The Prophet of Nazareth WEA Sydney

Thanks for adding:

Proceed to Checkout

Continue browsing


Print this page The Prophet of Nazareth

Available Classes

This course will introduce you to the latest scholarship on the Historical Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus wrote no books or letters. His teaching was purely oral so we have to rely upon the transmission of his words by others to gain even an inkling of what he taught. How reliable are these sources? Why are only Four Gospels ever quoted when there are many more? These are some of the questions being raised. The New Quest for Historical Jesus is generating theories that challenge tradition at every level.

This is a Discussion Group course, if you aren’t already part of a group please see ‘Getting Started’ below.

Independent Study Discussion Courses are for study by groups without a tutor, so there is no need to write reports. These courses were written by tutors who have now since retired from the Discussion Group Program. Some courses were written a number of years ago, and therefore contain references to events which are now more historical than current, however, all are entertaining, well-produced and worthwhile.


Course Author: Susanne Glover

Course Code: D172

Supplied Material: Course Booklet

Units & Pricing: 6 units / $48 per person



Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. Please note a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.

Arrange the Meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.

Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.

Start the Course: Contact WEA Sydney to enrol. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices). Please indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.