RELG 339 - Modern Jewish Philosophy
A course on European and American Jewish thought, covering a spectrum of liberal and traditional figures. The course studies the ways in which Jewish thinkers have responded to the challenges of modern philosophy, religious pluralism, and feminism. Modern reformulations of traditional Jewish ideas and religious practices are discussed as well as contemporary theological exchanges between Jews and Christians. Readings are taken from such figures as Mendelssohn, Buber, Rosenzweig, Heschel, Fackenheim, and Plaskow.
Crosslisted: JWST 339
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No First-year
Recommended: Previous courses in the Jewish tradition and/or philosophy are recommended.
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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