JUDAIC 150 - First Year Seminar in Judaic Studies
Section: 001 The Invention of Judaism and Christianity
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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How Jewish were Jesus and his followers and what difference does it make? The narratives we tell about the beginnings of Christianity and Judaism, their complicated relationship, and how and when they emerged as distinct categories are often more about our present day ideas and assumptions than about the complexities of ancient history. This seminar will examine the intertwined early histories of Christianity and Judaism together with various modern contemporary scholarly and popular accounts thereof. Besides drawing upon primary sources (such as the New Testament and Rabbinic literature) we will be viewing and analyzing recent and twentieth century films (and responses to them) that feature narratives about Jewish-Christian beginnings (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Life of Brian, King of Kings).

JUDAIC 150 - First Year Seminar in Judaic Studies
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001 (SEM)
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with History 197.008.
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