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Religious Studies

REL 341 Religions of the Ancient World (1)

Selected topics and texts from Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Canaanite, Israelite, Greek and Roman religious traditions. These religious traditions will be investigated both theologically (as unique expressions of the religious sensibility) and historically (their development and impact on Judaism and Christianity). Special attention will be given to religious syncretism and the theodicy problem.

Prerequisite: REL 113, REL 114, REL 116 or REL 237 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: McCreery, McGaughy