[AB215]  The relationship master-disciple in the Bible and in the early Christian Communities

Semester II
friday 14:30 - 16:15

Course Information

Professor: SCANU, Maria Pina
Email: [email protected]
Language: English

Semester II
friday 14:30 - 16:15


The goal of the course is to understand the master-disciple relationship according to the theological-biblical perspective both in the Old and in the New Testament. It will focus on the central characteristics and dynamics of the relationship master-disciple in the prophetic tradition (Elijah, Elisha, Jeremiah, the Servant of the Lord), in the wisdom tradition (in the books of Proverbs and Sirach), in the ancient Judaism. Special attention will be given to this relationship both in the Gospels (Jesus, the Teacher and Messiah, and his disciples) and in the early Christian Communities (with reference to the Acts of the Apostles).


M.J. WILKINS, Following the Master. A Biblical Theology of Discipleship, Grand Rapids, MI 1992; D.O. WENTHE, «The Social Configuration of the Rabbi-Disciple Relationship: Evidence and Implications for First Century Palestine », in Studies in Hebrew Bible, Qumran and Septuagint Presented to E. Ulrich (P.W. FLINT – E. TOV [eds.]) (VT.S 101), Leiden – Boston 2006, 143-174; I. DUNDERBERG, The Beloved Disciple in Conflict? Revisiting the Gospels of John and Thomas, Oxford 2006.