After studying Module 2: Lecture Materials & Resources, as well as reviewing the Judaism Study Resources.pdf Download Judaism Study Resources.pdfpage, discuss the following:
In your reading of Chapter 10 – Encountering Judaism: The Way of God’s People as well as the other readings for the week, you have gained a better understanding of the central themes of Judaism. As you learned more about the religion, you may have noticed the many similarities that Judaism shares with Christianity as the relationship between the two religions is rather unique. Christianity is rooted in Judaism historically, scripturally, liturgically, and even theologically. No two major world religions have so much in common. Below are a handful of the common elements shared by these two religions, however, it is important to note that even though these religions share several common elements, they articulate them differently. Last week, we expounded upon how some of these themes are understood in the context of Catholicism and now you will describe how they are understood in Judaism.
Select two themes from the list below and present the Jewish teaching on the chosen theme.
Jewish Understanding of God
Pain and Suffering
Freedom and Free Will
Each selected theme must:
Be explained in at least one paragraph
Incorporate at least 2 direct quotations with accompanying in-text citations from either the required weekly readings or a resource found on the “Judaism Study Resources” page linked below. Judaism Study Resources.pdf Download Judaism Study Resources.pdf