The Language of Religious Faith

JUDS 0820 S02 [CRN: 17220]

A course on the ways poetry provides a language of religious faith that emerges from the sense of a divine presence in human experience. We will explore how this language of religious faith expresses a wide range of both negative and positive responses by those seeking a relationship with this divine presence, including fear, doubt, guilt, abandonment, ecstasy, gratefulness, hopefulness, and security. Our study of this phenomenon will yield insights into the relationship between psychology and spirituality. Sources will include the biblical books of Psalms and Job and contemporary Jewish and Christian poetry.
Term
Fall 2019
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
999
Primary Instructor
Meetings
14:30 - 15:50 Tue, Thu - from Sep 4, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Exam Group Code
03