Dec 09, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

REL 30000 - Religions of the Ancient World


Historical survey of the religious life of the peoples inhabiting the wider Mediterranean world from the Early Bronze Age through the end of the classical antiquity, especially as expressed in Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Syro-Canaanite, Israelite, Hittite, Iranian, Greek, Roman, and early Christian traditions. Topics addressed include myths and ritual, deities and the afterlife, ethics and law codes, divination and prophecy, concepts of pollution and purity, literary and artistic expression, theological and philosophic discourse, and the nature of borrowing and syncretism.

Cr. 3.
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Approved by Arts & Sciences for the Cultural Studies (Western Tradition) requirement.