May 27, 2018  
College Catalog 2013-2014 
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RELI 145 - Pagans, Christians and Jews in Classical Antiquity: Cultures in Conflict

Cross-Listed as CLAS 145 
This course studies the interaction of Jewish, Christian, and pagan cultures, and the protracted struggle for self-definition and multi-cultural exchange this encounter provoked. The course draws attention to how the other and cultural and religious difference are construed, resisted, and apprehended. Readings include Acts, Philo, Revelation, I Clement, pagan charges against Christianity, Adversus Ioudaios writers, the Goyim in the Mishna, and apologetic literature. Alternate years. (4 Credits)