Courses: Reading Sacred Texts (RELGH128B01)

Spring 2013

This course will explore how Islam, Christianity, and Judaism represent the sacred in biblical, medieval, and modern culture. We will investigate a wide range of texts, including written works, photography, images, icons, film, and sculpture. Reading sacred texts is a visual practice, and we want to understand better how perception, idolatry, and representation in all three traditions inform notions of the sacred.

Prerequisites: Open only to first-year students as assigned by the Director of College Writing.

Fulfills: HU FW Limit:15

Location

Haverford, Gest 102

Meeting Times

12:30PM-2:00PM