Units of Study

RLST2611 - Monotheism: Judaism and Islam

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jay Johnston


This unit of study addresses the historical, socio-cultural and theological development of these two monotheistic religions. It is comparative and thematic in approach, examining the ways in which both these traditions deal with topics such as God and transcendence, faith and reason, human potential and human relations, the natural world and progress. Textual study (in English translation) will include extracts from scriptural, ethical, mystical and literary works.


1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd take-home paper (30%), 1x1000wd tutorial presentation (20%)


Course Reader


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week



Assumed Knowledge

12 Junior credit points from Religion Studies, or their equivalent to be assessed by the Department

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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