Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College

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Religion 204. Scripture in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

This course focuses on the religious function of sacred scriptures in the three Western religious traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Attention will be paid to scripture as myth of origins; the relative importance of sacred story, prophecy and law in the three traditions; authority; and the importance of interpretative traditions. We will also investigate the ritual functions of scripture, artistic representations and contemporary efforts to interpret the relevance of textual traditions.