RELIGION 402 - Topics in Religion
Section: 002
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion
Credits:
3
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior standing or permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Paul the Apostle weighs the cumbersome reputation that indicates him as the first great systematic theologian of nascent Christianity, but also weighs the suspicion - if not the accusation - of having contributed decisively to the separation between Christianity and Judaism and to have thrown the basis of a poisonous polemic against the Torah and the people of Israel, a harbinger of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination, up to the Holocaust tragedy. And yet, there's something not quite right about this view of Paul. Among the leaders of early Jesus movement, Paul was the one who most strongly claimed his Jewishness, defended the irrevocability of the divine promises with Israel, and with more readiness reiterated the "privileges" of the Jews in the face of the zeal of the new converts among the Gentiles. This course explores the complex relation between Paul and Judaism as seen by scholars and Christian and Jewish authors.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly

RELIGION 402 - Topics in Religion
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Th 4:00PM - 7:00PM
002 (SEM)
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
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