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The Origins of Biblical Monotheism

The course traces the development from the polytheistic religions of the ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean worlds and the multiple origins of ancient theological and philosophical critiques of those beliefs, which in turn led to the belief in a single deity understood in various ways. Careful attention is given to the rationales used to both support and undermine long-held religious systems, along with the ongoing development in the understanding of a single supreme being.

Advanced Core Curriculum Designation: CI
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0