Religions Mediterranean World

Les Religions dans le monde méditerranéen / Religions of the Mediterranean World

Lined by three continents (Asia, Africa and Europe) and geostrategic space, the Mediterranean Sea was during several millenniums the centre of the world. Besides, being cradle of three monotheist religions and art of living, zone of conflict, crossroads of exchanges and migration, the Mediterranean Sea saw asserting itself, more than in quite other region of the planet, the numerous and glorious civilizations. In this course, we are going to see that the Mediterranean Sea is the history of a tension between two modes of knowledge (the reason and the faith) on one hand, and the collection of their possible retrievable, between a shore and other one of the Mediterranean Sea on the other hand. In this trail, we are going to examine how the religious thoughts of both shores tend to dread the interactions of civilizations and to question these multiple interferences, which not only made all the history of the Mediterranean Sea, but which direct still widely its future.

No previous knowledge required.

Text: a course pack will be provided.

This course is also applicable toward the M.A. in Mediterranean Studies.
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FREN 6689

All Sections in Summer 2009, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2009, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6689A-L09 Lecture (Fadel)