345-101-MQ, The Legacy of Athens and Jerusalem.
The ancient world views of the Hebrews and the Greeks are two mighty branches of the tree of western culture. This course takes as its departure point a brief look at world views which predate and anticipate Biblical and Classical ones and goes on to explore the two main traditions through the examination of key texts. We will come to understand something of the nature of two great primary influences on the Western world view and to gain a heightened awareness of the daily presence of their values in the ones we call our own. Among the topics to be explored are the nature of human and divine beings, sex, wisdom, morality, justice, truth, and power. Priority registration for Liberal Arts students.