CC 300 EVAX: Creation Narratives (THEO 300)

3 Credits
Professor Wangerin
M 6:30-9:15 pm

Cross-listed with THEO 319 AX and ENGL 490 EVAX

Fulfills upper level theology requirement.

We will compare and contrast the creation accounts of seven cultures.  What is the same among them will reveal the characteristics shared by all humankind.  The differences will reveal the unique characteristics of each particular culture.  Some narratives to be studied:  the Japanese Kojiki; the Mesopotamian Poems of Heaven and hell, the Greek, Hesiod’s Works and Days; the Norse Elder Eddas; the Mayan Popol Vuh; and the Hebrew account, Genesis 1 and 2 and various psalms.

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