Jan 27, 2023
RLST 202 - Religions in Conflict and Dialogue: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam [GEGA]
This is an historically-oriented analysis of the Semitic or Near Eastern monotheisms (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) from their common roots in the sacred stories of the patriarch Abraham to their often contentious and ecumenical relationships as global communities in the contemporary world.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation variable
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing
Rationale for Perspectives on a Diverse World - This course explores the complex and often troubled relationship between the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious communities. In this course, we will evaluate the historical and social dynamics of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to understand how each has contributed to cooperation and conflict within the global community. We will consider whether religious belief is an important cause of religious, ethnic, and gender intolerance, and we will examine ways in which members of these religions have shaped their traditions in response to experiences of intolerance. Finally, we will formulate proposals about how best to respond to the religious dimensions of social and political problems. This course fulfills the Global Awareness requirement of the General Education program.
Keywords: Global Awareness (GEGA) , religion , history
Often cross-Listed with: HIST 202
Equivalent Courses: HIST 202, HIST 302
Updates: Change to course rotation 3/2019, effective Fall 2019; New Course 3/2017, effective Fall 2017
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