Fall 2012

From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of Christianity

CAS RN 202 (4 credits)

Places Jesus of Nazareth in his contemporary religious and social context of Second Temple Judaism; and accounts for the origins and growth of Christian life, belief, and spirituality up to the second century, as reflected in the writings of that period. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

2012FALLCASRN202 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 12:00:00 PM 01:00:00 PM REL 404 Frankfurter

Judaism

CAS RN 216 (4 credits)

Systematic and historical introduction to doctrines, customs, literature, and movements of Judaism; biblical religion and literature; rabbinic life and thought; medieval mysticism and philosophy; modern movement and developments.

2012FALLCASRN216 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 01:00:00 PM 02:00:00 PM JSC 202 Klawans

Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

CAS RN 324 (4 credits)

Chronological exploration of rabbinic Judaism's major documents, using a modern scholarly anthology. The Mishnah; legal and legendary selections from the midrashim and both the Jerusalem and Palestinian Talmuds. Themes: monotheism, sin and atonement, heaven and hell, conceptions of gender, the impact of rabbinic texts on medieval and modern Judaism.

2012FALLCASRN324 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM REL 404 Klawans

Jewish Mysticism I: Formative Traditions

CAS RN 325 (4 credits)

Analysis of the development of Jewish mysticism from the biblical to the early medieval era. Emphasis on the forms of mysticism--and the texts in which they are embedded--from the rabbinic era. No knowledge of Hebrew is required.

2012FALLCASRN325 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 12:30:00 PM 02:00:00 PM JSC 201 Katz

The Holocaust

CAS RN 384 (4 credits)

Background of German (and European) anti-Semitism. Rise of Nazism and early oppression, initial Jewish reaction, mechanics of destruction, ghettos, camps, world response and nonresponse, literature of the Holocaust, and religious implications.

2012FALLCASRN384 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 03:30:00 PM 05:00:00 PM CAS B12 Katz

Primo Levi Within Holocaust Literature

CAS RN 459 (4 credits)

A study of Primo Levi's writings and scientific, theological, and philosophical approaches to the Holocaust. Other theorists (Arendt, Wiesel, Muller-Hill) and other survivors' testimonies (Delbo, Borowski, Fink) are read in conjunction with Levi's works. Also offered as CAS LI 459 and CAS XL 459.

2012FALLCASRN459 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM CAS 114A Harrowitz

Primo Levi Within Holocaust Literature

CAS XL 459 (4 credits)

A study of Primo Levi's writings and scientific, literary, theological, and philosophical approaches to the Holocaust. Other theorists (Arendt, Wiesel, and Muller-Hill) and other survivors' testimonies (Delbo, Borowski, Fink) are read in conjunction with Levi's works. Also offered as CAS LI 459 and RN 459.

2012FALLCASXL459 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
MWF 11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM CAS 114A Harrowitz

Seminar: Early Jewish Mysticism

GRS RN 625 (4 credits)

Analysis of the development of Jewish mysticism from the biblical to the early medieval era. Emphasis on the forms of mysticism--and the texts in which they are embedded-- from the rabbinic era. No knowledge of Hebrew is required.

2012FALLGRSRN625 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 12:30:00 PM 02:00:00 PM JSC 201 Katz

The Holocaust

GRS RN 684 (4 credits)

Background of German (and European) anti-Semitism. Rise of Nazism and early oppression, initial Jewish reaction, mechanics of destruction, ghettos, camps, world response and nonresponse, literature of the Holocaust, and religious implications.

2012FALLGRSRN684 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 03:30:00 PM 05:00:00 PM CAS B12 Katz

Hebrew Bible I

STH TO 704 (4 credits)

Introduction to the religion and literature of ancient Israel; development of Hebrew scripture within its cultural, historical, and social contexts. Required of all students who have not completed a thorough introduction to the Hebrew Bible. A one-hour study section is also required. This course is prerequisite for all Hebrew Bible II courses. MDIV & MTS CORE REQUIREMENT.

2012FALLSTHTO704 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
TR 11:00:00 AM 12:30:00 PM STH B19 Darr
2012FALLSTHTO704 X1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
W 09:00:00 AM 10:00:00 AM STH B20 Darr
2012FALLSTHTO704 X2, Sep 4th to Dec 11th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
T 01:00:00 PM 02:00:00 PM STH 319 Darr
2012FALLSTHTO704 X3, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
R 01:00:00 PM 02:00:00 PM STH 318 Darr
2012FALLSTHTO704 X4, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2012
Days Start End Type Bldg Room Instructor
R 01:00:00 PM 02:00:00 PM STH 115 Darr
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