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Department of Religious & Theological Studies JEWISH Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations Spring 2010 CHRISTIAN MUSLIM RELATIONS MINOR Requirements Why Minor in Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations? Religious ignorance is a There are at least three is crucial to your suc- The minor consists of 20 luxury no one can afford. compelling reasons why cess, especially when credits. There are three Religion (like sex, money every student at Merrimack one realizes that nearly required components: and power) is one of the ought to seriously consider two-thirds of the world’s • four credits of intro- great motivators of human this minor: population is Christian ductory level religious behavior. People do amaz- or Muslim! 1. It’s the right thing to do. and theological stud- ing and horrific things all in Religion continues to be 3. It’s simple. Every stu- ies (RTS 1000 and RTS the name of their god(s). one of the most promising, dent has to take eight 15xx or RTS 1001); Those who minor in Jewish- as well as most devastat- credits in religious and • RTS 3760 “Theology Christian-Muslim relations ing, aspects of modern theological studies. This and History of Jewish- study how these three life. As the famous means the minor re- Christian-Muslim Re- great faiths have theologian Hans quires only three addi- lations” (offered in interacted over Küng once tional courses and some the Spring term); and the centuries, said, “There of them fulfill other dis- not simply can be no tributional require- • RTS 2960 “Ethics in out of an peace in the ments. the Abrahamic Tradi- interest in world until tions” (offered in the history, but there is Fall term). also out of peace among Ideally, these courses are concern for our religions.” taken in sequence. future. JCM Minor 2. It’s practical. Di- Checklist The remaining two courses One doesn’t need to be versity awareness and sen- are electives drawn from a religious to adopt this mi- sitivity continue to be a RTS 1000 & RTS 15xx or RTS 1001 broad range of relevant nor. Our minors include top priority among many studies. A list of approved devout believers, curious employers and graduate RTS 3760 Theology & History of courses is on the next seekers and confirmed schools. Whether you are Jewish-Christian- page. atheists. What they share, considering a career in Muslim Relations is an interest in under- business, education, engi- RTS 2950 Finally, all minors engage standing the role that relig- neering, law, law enforce- Ethics in the Abra- with Jews, Christians, hamic Traditions ions plays (both positive ment, community service, Muslims and others, in and negative) in society etc. you will encounter Elective #1 active interfaith work pro- and culture, politics and people of varied religious moting social, political Elective #2 economics and the arts. beliefs and cultures. Being and economic justice. literate in religious studies Center for the Study of Approved Elective Courses Questions? Jewish-Christian-Muslim for the Minor RTS 2100 – Judaism Relations RTS 2150 – Islam Religious diversity proves to be one of humanity’s RTS 2200 – Intro to Hebrew Scriptures Mark J. Allman Assoc. Professor greatest riches and one of our greatest challenges. RTS 2300 – Intro to New Testament Religious & Merrimack College’s Center for the Study of Jewish- RTS 2310 – Jesus and the Gospels Theological Studies Christian-Muslim Relations engages in interfaith educa- RTS 2400 – St. Augustine Department tion principally around the history and common life of RTS 2450 – History of Christian Thought members of the three Abrahamic religions. Coordinator of RTS 2600 – Catholicism Jewish-Christian- However, it also seeks to engage all women and men RTS 2700 – Natural Science & Christian Muslim Studies, who strive to be faithful to the human vocation, who Faith Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian- strive to live consequential lives; lives of creativity, RTS 2800 – Christian Social Ethics Muslim Relations joy, kindness, compassion and forgiveness. The work of RTS 2810 – Biblical Perspectives on the Center includes women and men in religious com- Marriage & Family Life 978.837.3508 munities other than the Abrahamic religions and RTS 2900 – Holocaust: Theology, mark.allman women and men of humane secular values. Reality & Aftermath @merrimack.edu RTS 3000 – Buddhism & Islam: Body & The Center does this through a number of initiatives Belief including: RTS 3200 – God in the Hebrew Bible • Lectures by prominent scholars; RTS 3210 – Gender & the Bible VISIT US ON THE W EB RTS 3300 – Life & Teaching of • Exhibits on the Holocaust and More Courses WWW. MERRIMACK. EDU/JCM St. Paul Darfur Genocide; are Coming! RTS 3350 – Reading Scripture WWW. YOUTUBE.COM/ • Undergraduate led programs New courses that satisfy minor After the Holocaust WATCH?V=CRIF HBJ I8 TM including: young adult con- requirements are being devel- RTS 3400 – American ferences, days of commu- oped. Many of them satisfy Catholicism nity service, retreats, in- Distributional Requirements in RTS 3500 – Religious Thought of ternships, etc.; Social Science, Math/Science, the Reformation and Humanities. RTS 3600 – The Catholic Church • Networking with the Merri- RTS 3610 – Sacramental mack College departments Theology and with the local community; RTS 3620 – Theology of the Virgin • Actively responding to genocide and refugee emer- Mary gencies. RTS 3650 – Death & Dying in Theological Perspective RTS 2700 – African American Theology RTS 3710 – Feminist Theology RTS 3750 – Christians & Jews: Conflicts and Resolutions Travel-Study Opportunities and Internships RTS 3800 – The Catholic Thing RTS 3850 – War & Peace There are two study-travel opportuni- A second study-travel course, Augustine RTS 3900 – Women’s Voices in the ties that satisfy the elective require- and Algeria, is currently being developed Holocaust ments for the minor: and includes a trip to Algeria in north RTS 4400 – St. Augustine Seminar Africa, where Augustine lived most of his ———— SPA 3750 – La Convivencia—Jews, life. ARB 1010/ARB 1011 – Introductory Christians & Muslims in Medieval Spain, which includes trips to Spain Internships with Cooperative Metropoli- Arabic and Morocco. This is offered through tan Ministries are available in the sum- SOC 3350—Alternative Approaches to the Department of Modern Languages mer. For more information contact Prof. Criminal Justice and Culture. Allman or the Center for the Study of SPA 3750 - La Convivencia (a study- Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations. travel course).
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