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PHIL 291 Judaism and Christianity: Two Religions or One? 3.0 Credits

The relation between Christianity and Judaism is one of the most misunderstood in the history of thought. Christianity is often considered to be diametrically opposed to Judaism, to be a rejection of the Judaic worldview. Indeed, prominent thinkers in the history of Christianity, such as Martin Luther, have reinforced this position. Yet Christianity was originally a development within Judaism, a sect, so to speak, of Judaism. The earliest Christians were Jewish followers of a Jewish leader and conceived of themselves as faithful Jews. So how did the two religions come to be viewed as opposed? Do elements of Judaism remain as part of the foundation of the new faith of Christianity? Where do the two faiths converge and where do they diverge? This course endeavors to answer these important questions.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

Minor in Philosophy

...Time PHIL 218 Philosophy of Mathematics PHIL 255 Philosophy of Sex & Love PHIL 291 Judaism...

Minor in Jewish Studies

...the Early Mediterranean PHIL 291 Judaism and Christianity: Two Religions or One PHIL 391 Philosophy...

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