2018-2019 Academic Bulletin 
    Aug 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RELST 188 - Encountering the Other: Judaism’s Relations with Christianity and Islam

Credits: 4
An investigation into the dynamics of Judaism’s interactions with Christianity and Islam. We examine the ways in which these encounters influence the trajectory and the character of theology, religious doctrine, liturgy, and religious law in all three monotheistic traditions. Special attention is given to examining the interface between religion and politics as it affected Jewish communities living under Christian and Islamic rule. We also investigate the causes precipitating religious conflict and how these three traditions can remain authentically connected to their past while enhancing their relevance in the 21st century.

Distribution Requirements: HE, SB.