Law: Ancient World

RELS V396
3.00 crs.

Knowledge-Values Courses: Religious Studies II
World Religions

This course examines the place of law in ancient society, emphasizing Semitic codes of the ancient Near East (Bible and Greco-Roman laws) and its relationship to morality. It shows how a meeting of Semitic-Judaic and Greco-Roman in the first Christian centuries produced natural law and canon law of later times. Relevant social issues are examined.

This course replaces RELS U396.

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