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Difficult Relations? Judaism and Christianity from the Middle Ages until the Present

JUDS 0050M S01 [CRN: 26241]

Jewish and Christian identity in Europe has traditionally been closely connected to the ways the two religions view each other. Mutual admiration, influence, and hatred have combined together in a difficult relationship, fundamental to European history. In this course, we will survey that relationship, examining some key issues and events which shaped it. The Jews' attitudes and actions will be examined alongside those of their Christian neighbors. Topics covered include: medieval revulsion and attraction; early modern re-evaluations of Judaism and Christianity; modern Christian anti-Semitism, Jewish diplomacy, and the Holocaust; the effects of Vatican II; Israel and the contemporary Christian world.
Spring 2021
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13:00 - 14:20 Tue, Thu - from Jan 20, 2021 to Apr 23, 2021
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