JST 603 - Comparative Theology of Judaism and Christianity (Gratz College)
This course is offered by Gratz College as part of a joing Graduate Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies and may be offered in January, March, August, and/or October.”*
Comparative Theology of Judaism and Christianity focuses on some of the major theological beliefs in both ancient Judaism and early Christianity. While the course will be based primarily on the Thirteen Principles of Faith of Maimonides as well as the Nicene Creed and basic dogmatic theology of early Christianity, a variety of later Jewish and Christian points of view also will be covered. The primary concepts covered include God the creator; the unity of God and the Trinity; idolatry and icons; prophecy and the Holy Spirit; Scripture and tradition; reward, punishment, and forgivenss; and the Messiah, the world to come, and the resurrection.
*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 similarities and differences between major theological beliefs of Judaism and Christianity;
- Recognize the diversity of beliefs between Judaism and Christianity and within Judaism and Christianity;
- Analyze and compare theological beliefs of Judaism and Christianity.
Credits: 3 Offered: Various dates: check with Advisors
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