Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity and Islam
|Course code RELT2020||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
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.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course students will be able to: |
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse points of religious difference and similarity between Judaism, Christianity and Islam;
2. Critically analyse key theological categories developed within these religious traditions;
3. Employ comparative methodologies in the study of different religions;
4. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.
|Content||The course will investigate the inter-religious and civilizational points of dialogue between Judaism, Christianity and Islam over their complex histories.|
|Transition||Students who have previously completed RELI2050 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT2020.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for RELT2020|