Course Code (cross-listed)
  • JS 215
  • RS 230
Course Title Visions of Israel in Judaism: From Biblical to Modern Times
Online Offers No offers currently scheduled.
Last offer: Spring 2020
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course surveys the significance of the land of Israel in Judaism from historical, textual, and religious perspectives. Topics covered include the politics of Ancient Israel; the concept of Israel in prayer and the rabbinic and medieval Jewish imagination; portrayals of Israel in Christian and Muslim texts; and the origins, visions, and challenges of Zionism and the modern State of Israel. [Note: This course fulfils an Area 1 requirement for Religious Studies majors]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2020 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Elliott Malamet
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Taught in English
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