This course examines competing conceptions of sacred history in the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions. We will examine these issues through a comparative analysis of biblical figures that all three traditions venerate. We will also examine competing conceptions of Jesus in Christianity and Islam. In addition to relevant excerpts from the Tanakh/Old Testament, New Testament, and Qur’an, students will be expected to analyze classical Jewish, Christian, and Islamic exegesis of these texts, for it is only through this interpretive literature that we can understand the historical development of traditional Jewish, Christian, and Islamic conceptions of sacred history.
3 credtis of HIST.
The lectures for this CSU Online course will be available via the Echo360 link on the HIST 432 Canvas page. The lectures are the lectures for the on-campus section of HIST 432, which will be livestreamed on MWF 1:00pm–1:50pm (Mountain Time). CSU Online students are welcome to participate in the livestreamed on-campus class lectures/discussions via the chat function in Echo360 when their schedules permit.