Jewish Responses to the Problem of Evil
Date Cancelled: 
May 13, 2012
Course Code: 
SMT2672HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

Covering the range of Jewish history from the Bible to the present, students will explore the variety of ways in which, confronted by the reality of evil, Jewish tradition has aimed to address and defeat it.  Questions regarding the psychology of evil, the pervasiveness of suffering, and the nature of the human condition will supplement discussions of theodicy. Sources from the Bible, Talmud, medieval literature, and modern philosophy will be included. Teaching methods: Students will be encouraged to discuss and debate selected texts read in advance, analyzed in class, and highlighted by lectures. Means of evaluation: One class presentation and a final research paper are required. Attendance (15%), class participation (15%), class presentation (30%), research paper (40%)

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Summer 2012
Start Time: 
18:00
End Time: 
21:00
Schedule: 
Mon
Thu
Begin Date: 
Thursday, May 31, 2012 to Thursday, June 28, 2012
Minimum: 
12
Maximum: 
0
Enrolment Notes: 
Last day to add or drop the course - June 7, 2012.
Schedule Notes: 
Mondays and Thursdays, May 31; June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 & 28
Teaching Method: 
Means of Evaluation: