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UE: REL 223HM: Religions of the World I: Western Religions: Module 4

A study of Western religions, including religions of non-literate societies and ancient religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Relate the importance of the Hebrew Scriptures along with commentary and interpretive texts known as Talmud to Jewish religious tradition. 
  • Explain how and why Judaism was changed from a sacrificial religion to one based on prayer and study. 
  • Explain the understanding of sin and forgiveness as it is reflected in scripture and ritual practices prescribed there. 
  • Reflect on the precarious role of Jewish women in patriarchal ancient Israel. 

Assignments

Action Assignment Due no later than
Read Anthology of World Scriptures, Chapter 3
View The Long Search video
Post Initial response to the discussion question Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Post Responses to at least two classmates Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Submit Assignment Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Continue Journal assignment Module 7

Books of Interest