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RELI1020

Meaning in Ordinary Time

Giving Meaning to Ordinary Time: Exploring the Cycles of our Lives and our Year from a Jewish and Christian Perspective
Beginning with an overview of historical developments within both Judaism and Christianity, we will examine selected holy days, holidays, and life-cycle rituals of these traditions. Selected celebrations will be studied in terms of their development and practice, and their role in expressing a theology and a system of values. We will explore themes such as: the human condition and its challenges; forgiveness, repentance and atonement; salvation; the tension between historical memory and spiritual reinterpretation; and the function of ritual in society will be explored. These will include contemporary issues around gender, emerging practices, and the portrayal of religious celebrations in pop culture.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
PHL WTR

Sections

Winter 2014

RELI1020A-W14 Lecture (McGarry, Schiffer)

Winter 2012

RELI1020A-W12 Lecture (Schiffer)

Winter 2011

RELI1020A-W11 Lecture (Schiffer)

Winter 2010

RELI1020A-W10 Lecture (Schiffer, Schueneman)