MIDEAST 335 - History and Religion of Second Temple Judaism
Section: 001 The Power of Evil: Hell, Demons, and the Devil
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
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Who the hell was the devil? How is it possible that the good Lord made a world full of evil? Where do demons and evil spirits come from? The course explores the origin of evil in ancient Judaism and Christianity, and the diverse answers that were given to the eternal question of the struggle between good and evil, light and darkness. The study will be done in the context of a general introduction to Second Temple Judaism, the period that by Jews is often described as the one "between the Bible and the Mishnah," and by Christian as "Judaism at the Time of Jesus and the New Testament."

Course Requirements:

Two oral presentations

Intended Audience:

Whoever is interested in understanding religion

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly

MIDEAST 335 - History and Religion of Second Temple Judaism
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001 (LEC)
MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
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