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History & Culture

The Middle East As Net Exporter of Religion

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teachers who want to introduce the religious diversity and history of the Middle East, and how the ideas of its peoples were transmitted into religion. The module focuses on the ideas of the ancient people of the Middle East and the religions of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It includes the following essays:



"Scripture (Holy Book)"

"Resurrection, Last Judgment, Afterlife, Heaven, and Hell"

"The Middle East Religious Paradigm"

"Scriptural Interdependence and Reductionism"

"Revelation and Reason"

"Religion and Politics"




The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago
Fred M. Donner