Religion in Antiquity

2018-2019
Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

By attending the lectures and studying the mandatory literature
students
- get acquainted with the main points and issues of Religion in Ancient
Mesopotamia, Israel, and the Greco-Roman world;
-acquire a basic knowledge of the deities, religious life, rituals, and
customs in Mesopotamia, Ancient Israel and the Greco-Roman world;
- become acquainted with various theoretical approaches towards
religion;
- learn the often implicit theoretical assumptions in the scholarly
literature, and
- gain insight into the coherence between religious changes and other
developments in the studied societies.

Inhoud vak

This course deals with the main points and issues of Religion in Ancient
Mesopotamia, Israel, and the Greco-Roman world. The lectures give an
overview of the deities, religious life, rituals, and customs in
Mesopotamia, Ancient Israel and the Greco-Roman world. In discussing the
various theoretical approaches towards religion, students will learn
the often implicit theoretical assumptions in the scholarly literature,
and gain insight into the coherence between religious changes and other
developments in the studied societies.

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures and seminars.

Toetsvorm

Written exam.

Vereiste voorkennis

None.

Literatuur

The mandatory literature will be announced on CANVAS..

Doelgroep

Second year students Oudheidwetenschappen.
The course is open as an elective for students from all disciplines.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

A basic knowledge of the history of the Ancient World and its cultures
will greatly aid.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_AABAOHW204
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 200
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. R. de Boer
Examinator dr. R. de Boer
Docenten dr. R. de Boer

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