Jun 13, 2024  
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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RELG 252 - Apocalyptic Religion


Credit(s): 6
This course critically investigates ancient Jewish and Christian apocalyptic traditions along with popular, contemporary interpretations with special emphasis on science fiction) in order to describe their purpose, the communities that stood behind the traditions and their theological value for the Christian world today.  Students will become acquainted with Old Testament, Intertestamental, New Testament, and post-New Testament apocalyptic texts—beginning with Daniel and ending with The Shepherd of Hermas. Students will explore the theological, sociological, and political significance of apocalyptic traditions for Judaism and Christianity of the second temple period, and investigate the impact of apocalyptic upon our world today. A Life Arts Project Required.   

Only open to students in the B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences program. 



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