Religions Mediterranean World
This course is designed to analyze the origin and evolution of the most important religions in the Mediterranean world from Antiquity to Modern times. These include Egyptian religion, Canaanite religion, Greek religion, and Roman religion, among others. Special relevance is given to the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The mutual influences among religions, the interchange of ideas, as well as the conflicts and confrontations among them will be discussed. How the historical circumstances determined the evolution of religions, and what peculiarities distinguish a certain religion from the rest will also be studied. In class, we will analyze, comment, and discuss primary sources—translated into Spanish—of these religions. (1 unit)
Required text: Electronic material on Segue.