Jewish Background of Christianity

This course explores the Jewishness of Jesus and its reception with ancient, medieval, and modern Judaism. It begins by situating Jesus and his first followers in relation to the Jewish religion and culture of their time, considering the place of Judaism in the origins of Christianity. Then it explores reactions to Jesus' Jewishness within later Jewish literature, art, and philosophy--ranging from polemics to inspiration. In the process, the course will survey the history of Jewish/Christian relations from antiquity to the present.

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4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Spring 2018

Annette Y Reed
TR: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM KIMM 803