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    Saint Joseph's College: Online Programs
  Jan 19, 2018
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JST 517 - Comparative Liturgy of Judaism and Christianity (Gratz College)

This course is offered by Gratz College as part of a joint Graduate Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies and may be offered in January, March, August, and/or October.*

Comparative Liturgy of Judaism and Christianity focuses on the history, structure, and meaning of Jewish liturgy as it develops in Rabbinic Judaism, in comparison with the Roman Catholic Mass in Christianity. Common themes will be studied between the two liturgies, including penitential prayer, petitionary prayer, doxologies, and liturgical creeds, as well as the Jewish roots of the Mass in the ancient Israelite Temple rituals, ancient Jewish belief, and Jewish liturgical practices.

*Master of Divinity Students without transfer courses from other institutions may take this course.

Prerequisites & Notes

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

  • Articulate the main themes and theological concepts in the Jewish liturgy;
  • Articulate the main themes and theological concepts in the Roman Catholic Mass;
  • Articulate the differing values expressed in Jewish prayer and Catholic prayer;
  • Evaluate academic research on Jewish and Christian prayer not covered in class.

Credits: 3 Offered: Various dates: check with Advisors

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