Courses: The End of the World as We Know it (RELGH202A01)

Fall 2010

Why are people always predicting the coming endtime? This course will explore the genre of apocalypse, looking for common themes that characterize this form of literature. Our primary source readings will be drawn from the Bible and non-canonical documents from the early Jewish and Christian traditions. We will use an analytical perspective to explore the social functions of apocalyptic, and ask why this form has been so persistent and influential.

Fulfills: HU III Limit:30

Department

Religion (Web site)

Taught By

Jamel Velji (Profile)

Location

Haverford, Stokes 010

Meeting Times

MW 12:30-2:00