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2023 Fall > UGRD > RELSTY > RELSTY 310

Apocalypse and the End of the World

Course #: RELSTY 310

This course explores speculations on the apocalypse and the end of the world from antiquity to the present. The first half of the course focuses on the origins of apocalyptic thinking and literature within ancient Jewish and Christian contexts. Students will carefully analyze a wide range of apocalyptic texts (biblical and extra-biblical) with an emphasis on location this literature within the wider social and historical contexts of early Judaism and early Christianity. The second half of the course concentrates on the varied legacies of ancient apocalypticism by exploring contemporary manifestations of apocalyptic thought and discourse. In particular, students will examine select millenarian movements and apocalyptic cults, the role of apocalypticism in religious fundamentalism and the presence of apocalypticism in popular culture.

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 9655 MWF
11:00 - 11:50 am
Von Ehrenkrook,Jason Quinn University Hall Y04-4140
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Capacity: 30
Enrolled: 30
Status: Closed
Credits: 3/3
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Course Attributes: Humanities