Course Memo

This online course will include both required asynchronous and optional synchronous elements: independent reading, writing and posting reflections on Moodie, and commenting on other students' posts; along with an optional weekly class session via ZOOM. Our study of how Jews and Jewish tradition have interacted with other faith traditions and their adherents will combine two approaches, the historical (Biblical/Rabbinic, Medieval, and Modern periods) and the thematic (Jewish-Christian relations, Jewish-Muslim relations, and Judaism and the Dharma traditions). Descriptive analysis of past trends and contemporary issues will be supplemented by forward-looking strategies for improving interreligious relations and engagement. The course is designed for students in the Interreligious Studies Certificate Program and can be taken by those in the MDiv, MA, and MTS degree programs. [15 max enrollment]