The Department of Religious Studies at San Diego State University…
introduces the methodologies of religious studies as an academic discipline
advances the profession of religious studies through a commitment to scholarly research, publication, interpretation, and discussion
cultivates an understanding of religious pluralism, including non-religious perspectives, in order to create global citizens in a religiously diverse world, and
promotes informed public dialogue about religion and its influence on society and culture.
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New Class for Fall 2014: Interpreting Jerusalem
MALAS 600B/REL S 581
Dr. Moshe Naor
Tues/Thurs at 3:30 PM
Explore Jerusalem from antiquity to the modern period through the lens of the history of the holy land, the three major monotheistic religions, the modern Middle East and the Arab-Israeli conflict. The history of the "City of Peace" is not only an expression of faith and religion, but also the symbol of war and conflict between east and west, Jews, Muslims and Christians, and between Israelis and Palestinians. The chapters of Jerusalem are marked with aspects of coexistence and dialogue in an urban community, but also with political, cultural and military struggle and control in a divided, contested, mixed, and a sacred city.
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