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Constructing the Other in Jewish and Christian Scriptures
RELI 245
Fall 2008 not offered

In telling its story, the Bible creates an image of the other, the outsider who opposes the people of God, whether it is the Canaanites in the Hebrew Bible or the Jews in the New Testament. Yet in both cases the construction of the other is much more varied and complex than at first appears and also functions as a mirror to construct notions of the insiders' community. Corresponding to this construction of the external other is also a construction of internal others based on race, class, gender, and ability. Various theoretical approaches are introduced to illuminate this process.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RELI
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI)

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