RLG330H1: Visions and Revelation in Ancient Judaism and Christianity

Hours

24L

What did ancient Jews and Christian see and know when they “saw” God or heavenly realms? Or when they toured hell or the infernal regions? This course examines the ancient imagination by treating the major elements of the apocalyptic literary corpus and accompanying visionary experiences in ancient Judaism and Christianity. Contemporary theories on the function and origin of apocalyptic literature inform our readings.

Prerequisite
Completion of 4.0 credits
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)