RELI 399: Special Topics in Religious Studies

RELI 399-001: The Development of Hell
(Fall 2022)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Music Theater Building 1004

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Section Information for Fall 2022

RELI 399 - 001: The Development of Hell

This course explores the development of hell by tracing its beginnings in Greek & Roman mythology, the Hebrew Bible & later literature of Judaism, and its expression in traditions of Christianity. We will also analyze the legacy of hell in contemporary literature, architecture, art, film, video games, and music. Our goal is not to debate the existence of hell but to understand the role the idea of hell has played in shaping human beliefs, cultures, & politics from the past to the present.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Selected topics on either the comparative study of religion, study of a particular kind of religion or aspect of religion, or engagement of religion and other topic (e.g., art, history, culture, politics, etc.). Equivalent to RELI 376.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: 3 hours of Religious Studies or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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