God and Poetry

JUDS 0820 S01 [CRN: 15140]

In this seminar we will read selections from the biblical books of Psalms and Job and contemporary Jewish and Christian poetry, exploring how the language of poetry can serve as a means to convey the nature of relations between humanity and the divine. We will also discuss the underlying universal human psychological experiences reflected in the poems and how religiosity provides a framework for people to deal with those experiences. In our discussion of the contemporary Jewish and Christian poems, we will seek to understand the attempt of the poet to write about religious experience in a secular age. WRIT
Term
Fall 2017
Meetings
10:00 - 10:50 Mon, Wed, Fri - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017