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Undergraduate Record 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Record 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ISHU 4260 - Apocalyptic Tradition

This course explores early Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts and their interpretation.  The seminar will focus chiefly upon the ancient texts themselves, from ‘proto-apocalyptic’ texts to full-blown apocalypses, as well as some works which contain apocalyptic elements or are said to betray an apocalyptic worldview.  In addition to ancient material, the seminar will more briefly treat what happens with these texts and the beliefs found therein after their period of origin.  The approach will be both historical and rhetorical, examining carefully the context for apocalyptic writing as well as the way that writing attempts to form its readers. 

Credits: 3