HIST230 - GOD AND NATURE

Description: 
God and Nature examines the place of the natural world in religious thought from antiquity to the modern era. It compares Jewish and Christian attitudes to nature across several genres and in a variety of contexts. Among the topics we study are the relationship between theology and science; approaches to magic; the role of medicine; the place of astronomy and astrology in religion; and the popularization and diffusion of scientific knowledge. We will also explore the historical background to issues with contemporary relevance such as the stances Judaism and Christianity have taken on animal cruelty and environmental conservation.
Instructors: 
BERNS, ANDREW
Day and Time: 
W 0330PM-0630PM
Room: 
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 204
Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
  • JWST230401