This course follows the story of Jesus Christ from Roman Palestine to the contemporary United States. We will read the gospels in historical context before asking how contemporary moral and political thinkers have grappled with the story of Christ. Themes will include race, incarceration, feminism, and political economy. This course will be held onsite at the federal prison in Butner, NC. Students must be at least 21 years old, have state-issued ID, be able to pass a criminal background check, and attend a required training at the federal prison.