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FALL 2015

Israel in Jewish Theology
Israel, both the people and the land, are central to Jewish theology as concrete manifestations of God's covenants. This course will explore the evolving meanings of these concepts from the Bible to today, looking at themes like peoplehood, life in the land, exile from it, and (messianic) return. The second part of the course will focus specifically on the theologies of a range of modern Jewish thinkers, with the goal of helping students to understand aspects of contemporary Israel and its meaning to world Jewry. (Ruth Langer)

Religious Quest: Comparative Perspectives
This course explores Judaism and Christianity through their points of apparent contact as well as their differences. The fall semester focuses on Exodus and Matthew and their functions as the "master stories" of their communities, shaping self-understanding and ritual lives. (Ruth Langer)

Arendt & Buber: Loving the World
Hannah Arendt and Martin Buber articulated faiths for a love of the world and for those who inhabit it. Their thought is foundational for a philosophy and theology of politics and of the persona. (James Bernauer, S.J.)

Michel Foucault
This is a graduate seminar on "Michel Foucault." (James Bernauer, S.J.)