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TMOT 8038 Isaiah:The Book and its Life in Christianity and Judaism (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course studies the Book of Isaiah as a unified literary and theological work, portions of it as they appear in later biblical literature, including the New Testament, and an array of its effects in both Judaism and Christianity. Isaiah reflects 250 years of Israelite experience, including large scale devastation and dislocation. The book addresses these harsh experiences with a view toward hope that anticipates a renewed flourishing in relationship with God. For Christians, Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of that hope. For Jews, Isaiah is second in importance only to Moses among the prophets.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Christopher Frechette, S.J.

Prerequisites: Some prior study of the core narrative of the Old Testament would be helpful, but it is not required.

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13