EDR 380 Jewish-Christian Relations
What is the relationship between Christians and Jews? What has been the development in Christians’ understanding of Jews and Judaism over the years? This course addresses these questions by examining the history of the relationship between Christians and Jews, from the first century through contemporary times. Stereotypes and prejudices found in past and present literature, media, and world events are analyzed and broken down. The nature and practice of genuine dialogue are central to this course. For students interested in religious education, this course offers further consideration to educational implications of Jewish-Christian relations and how students can teach about Jews, Judaism, the Holocaust, and scriptural texts. For other students, this course allows for the development of an understanding and appreciation of another religious tradition than one’s own. The course is both theoretical and experiential. THE 327 (Vatican II) is highly recommended, but not mandatory, before taking this course.