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Judaism and the Origin of Christianity

The period that led to the emergence of Christianity and Second Temple Judaism (400 BCE–400 CE) is a fascinating era of both continuity and innovation in religious traditions. Explore this period and its history, literature, and religious communities by reading an array of ancient primary sources and exploring the connections and adaptations made to earlier traditions. Examine how these primary texts reflect and contribute to identity formation for different groups within these traditions. Topics include canon and prophecy; death and afterlife; temples, synagogues, and churches; sin and righteousness; and the concepts of messiah and redemption.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Increased cultural literacy
  • An understanding of the origins of Christianity

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • Professionals who use critical thinking

1 section

  • Fall 2021

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2021
    • Date

      Sep 28 - Nov 30
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Rashkow, Ilona
    • Location

      Instructor Led