Annewies van den Hoek
In Antiquity both Judaism and Christianity generated powerful stories about groups and individuals who refused to cooperate with the authorities and paid for their disobedience with death. In Christianity these accounts became an important genre of literature, which in addition to its fictional elements has great documentary value. The course aims at reading not only written martyr records and accounts, but also literary texts that reveal differing opinions about martyrdom in Antiquity. The course will attempt to place these debates and narratives in their social and historical context. The Greek will be of a reasonable degree of difficulty. Prerequisite: 4221 or the equivalent.
Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Mon Fri 10am-11am
Course location to be announced.
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