Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Course code RELT2020Units 10Level 2000Faculty 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 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentThe course will investigate the inter-religious and civilizational points of dialogue between Judaism, Christianity and Islam over their complex histories.
Replacing Course(s)RELI2050
TransitionStudents who have previously completed RELI2050 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT2020.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgenil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1 x 1000 word essay (25%)
1 x 2000 word essay (50%)
Other: (please specify)1 x 1000 word teamwork wiki entry (25%)
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for RELT2020