Postgraduate Course: New Dimensions in Jewish Thought (REST11007)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to offer insights into a range of historical and intellectual developments of Judaism since the beginning of the Emancipation of the Jews at the end of the 18th century. It introduces some of the most significant Jewish thinkers from the Enlightenment onwards. These figures are then discussed alongside the development of modern and contemporary Jewish movements. Further, the course focuses on issues currently debated in the Jewish communities of different countries. Examples of issues covered include Zionism and Israel, gender and religion, secular and religious identities.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
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| At the conclusion of the course, students should be able to do the following:
1. Outline key developments in modern Judaism.
2. Critically discuss a range of concepts central to the study of modern Jewish history and thought.
3. Evaluate the contributions of a variety of thinkers and movements to contemporary Jewish debate.
4. Competently handle historical, cultural and religious approaches to the study of modern Jewish history and thought.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Hannah Holtschneider
Tel: (0131 6)50 8933
|Course secretary||Ms Karoline Mclean
Tel: (0131 6)50 8952