RELT70561 Jews Among Christians and Muslims
Professor Daniel Langton
1. To develop an awareness of the profound level of interaction between Jewish thought and culture with non-Jewish thought and culture in history.
2. To develop skills in analysis of the arguments of scholars of Jewish Studies and to develop skills in researching, presenting and defending conclusions on a topic of Jewish/Non-Jewish historical interaction.
What will you cover?
'Jewish studies' may be understood broadly as the study of Jewish history and culture, in all its manifestations. To study it at university level is to combine the great traditions of disciplined academic research with the richness of Jewish culture and experience. This course will approach the subject from the perspective of the history of Jewish/non-Jewish relations, specifically, Jewish engagement with Christian and Islamic religious cultures, and with Western modernity. As a team taught course, it draws on expertise in modern Jewish-Christian relations, medieval Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations, European history and Holocaust Studies.