Course: Systematic Study of Religions 1(Judaismus)

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Course title Systematic Study of Religions 1(Judaismus)
Course code KFI/KSRJ1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Ber Viktor, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The lectures cover the following areas: I. Basic concept of Judaism II. Historical development of Judaism from the ancient times to the present with emphasis on the situation in the Czech lands III. Literature of Judaism (Jewish Bible, apocrypha, hellenistic literature, rabbinic literature, commentaries, halachic compedia, Jewish mystical literature, philosophical literature) IV. Jewish festivals, Jewish traditions and customs

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
Students gain basic overview of Judaism. They learn its structure, its important concepts, relevant historical data. They will be also acquinted with relationship of Judaism to other Western monotheistic religions.
The student is acquainted with basis concepts of Judaism.
No prerequisite courses.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

An oral exam will ascertain, that the students covered and know the contents of the literature. Questions will be asked from each of the main areas (see I-IV above): Students are required to read and know the assigned reading: - FISHBANE, Michael A., Judaism: Revelation and Traditions. HarperOne, 1988. - Stefon, Matt, Judaism: History, Belief, and Practice. New York: Britannica Educational; Rosen Educational, 2012. The Britannica Guide to Religion. If needed, the students also work with selected chapters from other suggested literature.
Recommended literature
  • Slovník židovsko-křesťanského dialogu. Praha ISE, 1994.
  • Fiedler, Jiří; Pařík, Arno. Židovské památky v Čechách a na Moravě. Praha : Sefer, 1992. ISBN 80-900895-1-8.
  • Fishbane, Michael A. Judaismus: zjevení a tradice. Praha, 2003. ISBN 80-7260-086-9.
  • Newman, J.; Sivan, G. Judaismus od A do Z. Praha Sefer, 1998.
  • Nosek, Bedřich - Damohorská, Pavla. Židovské tradice a zvyky. Praha, 2016. ISBN 978-80-246-2996-4.
  • Pavlincová, H.; Horyna, B. Judaismus, křesťanství, islám. Olomouc, Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2003.
  • Pěkný, T.:. Historie Židů v Čechách a na Moravě. Praha, 2001.
  • Scholem, Gershom. Kabala a její symbolika. Praha, 1999. ISBN 80-7207-315-X.
  • Schubert, Kurt; Slabý, Jindřich. Židovské náboženství v proměnách věků : zdroje, teologie, filosofie, mystika. Vyd. 2. Praha : Vyšehrad, 1999. ISBN 80-7021-303-5.
  • Sláma, Petr. Tanu rabanan: antologie rabínské literatury. Praha, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7021-722-1.
  • Stemberger, Günter. Talmud a midraš: úvod do rabínské literatury. Praha, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7429-065-7.
  • Stemberger, Günter. Úvod do judaistiky. Praha, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7021-988-1.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Social and Charity Work (2016) Category: Social sciences - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer