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Topics in Jewish Studies: The Hebrew Prophets: Voices of Social Justice?

Religious Studies 387 - Fall 2020

The prophets of the Hebrew Bible are traditionally considered to be ancient Israelite voices for social justice: they criticize the powerful and uphold the rights of the poor. In this course, we will examine this aspect of the prophets' reputation in light of their historical and socio-economic context. We will also discuss how to reconcile this view with certain prophetic ideologies that appear xenophobic, misogynistic, and hierarchical by today's standards. The significant role the prophets played in the development of Israelite and Judean religion will become clear as we explore these topics. All readings are in English.
Course Attributes: EN HBU ISAS HUMFA HUMAR HUM

Section 02

Topics in Jewish Studies
INSTRUCTOR: Liebermann
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