This course will study the worldviews of the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Testament and the Qur’an through an examination of a number of common and divergent themes among the three scriptures: Monotheism, Creation, Revelation, Prophecy, Ethics, Sin and Punishment, Love, Repentance, Worship, Judgment, and Salvation. The term will begin with an examination of what scripture is, how it can be read, and some implications of intertextuality. Each unit will include a number of specific, relevant scriptural passages. A term paper will allow students to explore themes not included in the syllabus, as well as religious personages that appear in more than one of the three Abrahamic religions.
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