Me’ah Select is an opportunity to enroll in a 10-session class focused on particular themes, texts and personalities in history. Me’ah select is offered in partnership with the Brookline Clergy Association.
Mondays, 7-9:30 p.m.
Fall class to be held at Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon St., Brookline
Winter/spring class to be held at First Parish, 382 Walnut St., Brookline
Class is taught by: Rabbi Shaye J. D. Cohen, Ph.D. and Deeana Copeland Klepper, Ph.D.
Fall: From the Hebrew Bible to Judaism and from the Old Testament to Christianity
The Hebrew Scriptures, what Christians call the “Old Testament” and Jews call the “Bible,” are the basis of both Judaism and Christianity. In this course we shall survey how this work of literature, through interpretation and re-interpretation, spawned two different cultural systems.
Topics to be surveyed include: canon and prophecy: exegesis and Midrash; Shabbat and Sunday; temple, synagogue, church; the Oral Torah and the Logos; sin and righteousness; messiah and redemption.
Winter/Spring: “All the Land in Its Diversity Is One”: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Spain
In this course, we will explore interactions among Muslims, Christians, and Jews in medieval Europe’s most religiously diverse region.
Some of the themes we will explore include religion and communal identities, the complexities of cultural engagement in pluralistic environments, and religious toleration and its limits.
For more information contact Sara Brown at 617-559-8708; firstname.lastname@example.org
1187 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02446
$695.00 Two Semesters