Jul 03, 2022  
2017-2018 University Bulletin 
    
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HNSM 462 - The Book of Job, Oedipus the King, and King Lear

3 hours
These three great texts, from the Old Testament, from fifth-century (BCE) Athens, and from Renaissance early 17th-century England, are towering works of three great cultures, representing some of the very finest attempts of the human imagination to come to grips with the spiritual and philosophical problems that trouble us endlessly: How are we to understand the dilemmas, the catastrophes, and the triumphs of the human spirit of human existence in relation to the divine? How can an understanding of tragedy as a genre help us to realize who we are as human beings?



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