This course offers an overview of images of Jesus, as he has been depicted in a variety of genres, modes of representation and periods. In the first section we will examine closely the earliest and most influential depiction of Jesus: the narratives of the New Testament Gospels, along with other NT writings and selected non-canonical texts such as the Gospel of Thomas. In the second, we will look closely at representations of Jesus in the visual arts, from Byzantine icons and mosaics through the magnificent frescoes, altarpieces and paintings of later Western art. In the third and final section of the course, we will consider contemporary images of Jesus in theology, popular religion, scholarship and the arts, especially film. The goal of this course is to understand the manner in which each era “interprets” Jesus to construct their distinctive image of Jesus.