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|JCIV 166 - Seven Popes and the Jews|
Too often, Jewish-Catholic relations are studied only in terms of the crises that occur between these two faith communities. By contrast, this course will take a long-term view of the ways in which Jews and Catholics have interacted with each other, studying Jewish relations with the Church under seven papacies from Pius XI (1922-1939) through Francis (1936- ). Particular attention will be paid to the rise of Nazism and the Holocaust, the changes that followed in Catholic teaching and practice towards Jews, and the unique contributions of each pope to Catholic-Jewish relations since World War I. Course materials will include books, articles, films, lectures and discussions. Mid-term and final essays or oral exams. Letter grades.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar
Jewish Civilization Department