The Birth of Judaism and Christianity in the Ancient World

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
The Birth of Judaism and Chris
Spring 2024
Taught By: Arthur Shippee
Section: AX

CRN: 14512

Credits: 4

The world religions we call Judaism and Christianity each received formative influences from the religion of Israel in its interactions with the surrounding societies after its fall to the Babylonian empire, especially with Greece and Rome. Encounters ranging from serious engagement to deadly persecution shaped the features most characteristic of the Abrahamic religions. Through a close, inductive study of a wide variety of ancient texts, ranging from the 2nd century BCE to the 5th century CE, and historical study, we will examine major factors of this transformation, and also consider how it has continued to shape the development and interactions of societies and religions into our own times.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Liberal Arts (LIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:10am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 304
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024