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Apocalyptic Literature from the Second Temple period to Byzantium and Early Islam or return to Course Catalog Search

HDS 1536 – Section 01   

Harvard Divinity SchoolGiovanni Bazzana
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2017  (show academic calendar)Tu   12:00 p.m. - 1:59 p.m.Andover Library 309 (HDS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level

The course will review a broad sample of texts belonging to the apocalyptic genre and composed between the third century BCE and the seventh century CE. The main goal of the course is to reflect on the crucial role played by apocalyptic literature in shaping religious thoughts and practices as well as socio-political movements and ethical choices in a span of time that witnessed the formation of the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions as we know them today. Moreover, the course will introduce students to interpretive tools useful to think about the relationship between ancient apocalyptic literature and the contemporary world in selected areas such as historical imaginations of the future, violence and religion, and means to reflect on change. Jointly offered in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as Religion 1426.

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