Department of Religion 18th Annual Lecture Carl W. Ernst "How to Read the Qur'an" Wednesday...
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CAS RN308/GRS RN608/STH TN809
The Open Heaven: Apocalyptic Literature in Early Judaism and Christianity
Faculty: David Frankfurter
Examines literary and historical roots of “apocalypticism” in early Judaism and Christianity. Attention to literary genre, symbolism, metaphor, heaven, hell, angelology, demonology, attitudes toward the end of the world. Examines relationship of apocalypticism to shamanism, mysticism, magic, magic, gnosticism, liturgy.
CAS RN334/GRS RN634/STH TX834
Dead Sea Scrolls
Faculty: Jonathan Klawans
Examination of the ancient Hebrew documents discovered in the Judean desert. Their authorship; the theological significance of the Scrolls; their relations to Ancient Judaism and early Christianity; the controversy over their release and publication.