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The Religious Quest: Judaism, Christianity and Islam (6 points)


Leader: P Forgasz and C Mews

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Judaism, Christianity and Islam each claim to present a vision of the "people of God." This unit will examine critically the nature, evolution and interaction of these three monothiestic traditions as they have developed from late antiquity to the modern period. It will investigate their common heritage from the borders of the Mediterranean world belief - in one God, the idea of prophetic inspiration and the notion of sacred scripture - and ask why each of these traditions has evolved in ways that have often been mutually exclusive.

Assessment: Precis exercise (500 words): 15% + Tutorial presentation and handout (500 words): 15% + Research essay (2000 words): 40% + Examination (1.5 hours): 30%

Contact Hours: most weeks 1.5 hours lectures, 1 hour tutorial per week

Prohibitions: HSY2470, HSY3470, RLT3470

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