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The Bible and Modernity: Literature, Philosophy, Politics

REL 314/JDS 314/HUM 322/COM 366

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This course considers the diverse, and at times contradictory, ways in which modernity has both shaped and been shaped by the reception of the Hebrew Bible. Focusing on the books of Genesis, Exodus, Samuel, Ruth, Ecclesiastes, and Job, the course explores how the Bible inspired an array of modern writers, philosophers, and political theorists, from Machiavelli to Shakespeare to Melville to Kierkegaard to Camus to Baldwin to Morrison, and beyond.
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 15
  • Capacity: 12
  • Class Number: 22235
  • Schedule: W 01:30 PM-04:20 PM