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RELI1043A-W23

Prophets and Politics

Prophets and Politics
The prophets of ancient Israel cared less about predicting the future than about shaping it. Political pests, radicals, pacifists and protesters, they were diverse, agitating against the abuse of power, against poverty, economic inequality, and war crimes, long before these abuses were the rallying cries of modern political movements. We will read selections from the prophetic books (Amos, Isaiah, Jeremiah, I-II Samuel), as well as the writings of activists whom the prophets inspired: Martin Luther King, Abraham Joshua Heschel and Dorothy Day. Students will be challenged to write on the meaning of prophetic ethics for our own times.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
11478
Subject Code:
RELI
Course Number:
1043
Section Identifier:
A

Course

RELI 1043

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Winter 2023

RELI1043A-W23 Lecture (Schine)