Religious Studies | Judaism and Christianity in Conflict
R345 | 3594 | Satlow

R345 Judaism and Christianity in Conflict (3 Cr.) TR 1:00-2:15 JH A106
*Carries Culture Studies Credit

>From the time of the twin births of Christianity and rabbinic Judaism in
the early years of this era, the two religions have been inextricably
linked. The links have been both theological and political.
Theologically, the two religions have responded to each other for almost
1,000 years.  Politically, since the fourth century Jews in the West have
lived under Christian rule.  Over the centuries, these ties have led to a
vast amount of dialogue between Jews and Christians.  In this course, we
survey the contents of this dialogue: the theological issues at stake; the
polemical, apologetic, and conciliatory arguments produced; and how
ordinary Jews and Christians, during various time periods, have spoken to
each other.  We will conclude by examining how Judaism and Christianity
continue to be in a dialogue, and how this dialogue has been shaped by
their tortuous history.