Units of Study

RLST1002 - The History of God

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Carole Cusack


This unit is a general introduction to the emergence of the great religious traditions in the ancient world, with specific reference to the West Asian and Mediterranean regions. The unit of study includes the ancient religions of Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome, as well as the foundations of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Special attention is given to the tensions between monotheism (one god) and polytheism (many gods). Students are expected to specialise in traditions and themes of their own choice in writing essays.


1x1000wd take-home paper (30%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x500wd early feedback (10%) and 1xtutorial presentation (20%)


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2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

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