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Comparative Religious Thought II

Course Title:
Kent Core Course, PHIL 21021
Professor Contact Information:
Chaya Kessler                 Office: 124 Bowman Hall
ckessle7@kent.edu       330-672-8926

 
 
Application Deadline:
February 15th, 2013

Program Dates:
May 18th - 31st
 
 
Course Description:
This class will study Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Baha’I, Zoroastrianism, as well as the ancient religious traditions of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Babylonians.

David W. Odell-Scott, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Philosophy, and Coordinator of Religion Studies, Kent State University assists in leading the program and comments:
"The study abroad program was my first trip to Israel. Having spent a considerable portion of the past forty years studying the history, texts, societies, cultures, and convictions in play in the middle east, especially associated with religious traditions, what I came to more fully recognize and more deeply appreciate is the complex ways in which all of this is in play in the contemporary democratic state of Israel. Studying the historic sites and ruins of Israel's legacy of diverse religious traditions, cultures and institutions, and the flourishing diversity of Israel's contemporary religious and cultural scene will influence and shape how I teach for years to come."

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Costs:
$4,000; includes flights, all hotel accommodations, all breakfasts and most meals
$500 scholarship available from Jewish studies programs upon request

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