Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE THL1570

 
TITLE Introduction to Judaism and Islam

 
LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Faculty of Theology

 
DESCRIPTION The main objective of this study-unit is to give a general background to the rise of Islam, its doctrines and practice, as well as the intellectual, cultural and spiritual movements to which it has given rise.

Reading List:

COOK, Michael. The Koran: A Very Short Introduction, OUP, Oxford 2000.
HOURANI, Albert and RUTHVEN, Malise. A History of the Arab Peoples,(New ed.) Faber and Faber, London 2005.
KHALIDI, Tarif. The Qur’an: A New Translation, Penguin Classics, 2009.
RIPPIN, Andrew. Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, (3rd ed.) Routledge, London 2005.

 
RULES/CONDITIONS In TAKING THIS UNIT YOU CANNOT TAKE THL1560 AND TAKE THL1561

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite: General knowledge of Comparative Religion

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (1 Hour) SEM2 Yes 50%
Examination (1 Hour) SEM2 Yes 50%

 
LECTURER/S Joseph Ellul
Marcello Ghirlando

 
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