Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity Islam
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
|UoN Broken Bay Instit - Online||Semester 2|
Are the children of Abraham destined to a clash of civilizations today? The sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam all claim the Middle Eastern patriarch Abraham as their father. However, their family resemblances have often been characterized by tension, conflicts and persecution. The course will investigate the inter-religious and civilizational points of dialogue between these traditions over their complex histories. The theological dissonances and resemblances discussed may include: the unity of God; the nature of revelation and scripture; law, justice and theodicy; community and hierarchy; and, renunciation, ritual practice and other forms of worship.
|Objectives||Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate:
1. An understanding of the diverse points of difference and similarity between Judaism, Christianity and Islam
2. Skills necessary to critically analyze key theological categories developed within these religious traditions.
3. Demonstrate research, writing and information literacy skills relevant to the study of philosophy, religion and theology.
|Content||The course will investigate the inter-religious and civilizational points of dialogue between these Judaism, Christianity and Islam over their complex histories.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for RELI2050|