MIDEAST 335 - History and Religion of Second Temple Judaism
Fall 2023, Section 001 - Angels and Demons, the Devil and the Messiah
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May be elected three times for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
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What happens when a person dies? Where did the ideas of heaven and hell come from, and why do they endure? Over half of Americans believe in a literal heaven, in a literal hell. Most people who hold these beliefs are Christians, Jews and Muslims and assume they are the age-old teachings of the Bible. Eternal rewards and punishments, however, are found nowhere in the Hebrew Bible or in the teachings of Jesus. There are notions of God's judgment, resurrection, and immortality of the souls associated with the end of times. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam gradually developed more detailed descriptions of the afterlife, that never became normative but that largely spread among the believers. The course explore notions of the afterlife historically and in contemporary culture.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly


MIDEAST 335 - History and Religion of Second Temple Judaism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23

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