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Undergraduate Course: Jewish Christian Relations in Modern Times (REST10034)

Course Outline
School School of Divinity College College of Humanities and Social Science
Course type Standard Availability Available to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area Religious Studies Other subject area Theology and Ethics
Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description To chart the developments of Jewish-Christian relations since the French Revolution in order to enable a better understanding of the different levels of mutual interpretation. Attention will be paid to the social, political, literary and theological interpretations of Jews by Christians and of Christians by Jews. Concepts such as $¨dialogue&ę and $¨pluralism&ę will be problematised and examined in their historical and theological contexts. The geographical focus of this course will be Germany in the 19th and 20th centuries, broadening to the United States after World War II.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Religion 1A: Religion in the Contemporary World: Judaism, Christianity and Islam (REST08006) AND Religion 2A: Making Sense of Religion: Phenomenological, Historical and Cultural Approaches to the Study of Religion (REST08008)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Purchase of course reader
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites By permission of the course manager
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
New CollegeLecture1-11 11:10 - 13:00
First Class Week 1, Thursday, 11:10 - 13:00, Zone: New College. Room 1.07
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes Stationery Requirements Comments
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:0020 sides / Laptop OptionLaptop Option
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will be able to:-
- Demonstrate knowledge of major themes and works in the history of Jewish-Christian relations in modernity.
- Summarise key interpretive concepts of the relationship between Christians and Jews on a theological level.
- Demonstrate awareness of "relations" of Christians and Jews beyond theological conceptualisations.
- Critically discuss concepts such as "dialogue" and "pluralis".
Assessment Information
Class presentation and leading the following discussion (20%); Essay (20%); Degree Exam (60%).
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywords Jewish-Christian relations
Contacts
Course organiser Dr Hannah Holtschneider
Tel: (0131 6)50 8933
Email: H.Holtschneider@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Mrs Joanne Cannon
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
Email: j.cannon@ed.ac.uk
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