RELI 235 The Old Testament

This course provides a critical study of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and the religion of ancient Israel within the context of other ancient Near Eastern traditions. The Hebrew Bible is read in English translation with special attention to historical, literary, and ethical issues. In particular, students explore grand narratives of meaning, divine promise, faith and the common good, expressions of worship and wisdom, the problem of evil, and the prophetic call to compassion, social justice, and love for neighbor.




E1, GE