THEO 5501 Politics, Religion & Power in Antiquity (Fall: 3 )
Taking "civic ideology" as its organizing concept, PRPA examines relationships between religious and political discourses and social power in Judaism and Christianity in the Greek and Roman imperial era. The course begins with theories on the dialectical nature of ideology and its role in the legitimation of power. Our main task will then be reconstructing and comparatively analyzing specific ideologies on the basis of evidence from Jewish, Christian, and pagan sources.
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