JWSH 560. Modern Jewish Thought. 3 Hours H.

This course examines how a number of prominent Jewish thinkers from the seventeenth century through the present have encountered and engaged the special challenges posed by modernity to religious traditions, including the challenge of science to the validity of miracles, the challenge of the secular state to religious authorities, and the challenge of historical studies to the integrity of scripture. Thinkers covered may include Spinoza, Mendelssohn, Frankel, Hirsch, Geiger, Hermann Cohen, Buber, Rosenzweig, Arendt, Scholem, Leo Strauss, Levinas, and Derrida. Prerequisite: A previous course in Religious Studies or Jewish Studies; or consent of instructor. (Same as REL 560.) LEC.

Minor in Jewish Studies


...3 JWSH 560 Modern Jewish Thought 3 JWSH 570 Studies in Judaism 3 JWSH 572...

Minor in Slavic Languages and Literatures


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Minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


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