Studying
Religion in
Culture


REL 419.001, .100
Myth, Ritual, and Magic

Professor
Dr. Steve Jacobs
sjacobs@bama.ua.edu

Office: 201 Manly Hall
Office Phone: 348-0473

Section 001
Class Times: MTWRF 9:30-12:30
Class Location: 207 Manly

Section 100
Class Times: MTWRF 9:00-10:45
Class Location
: 131 Lloyd

 

Description

Examination of the theories and methods used to study the relation between religious narrative and behavioral systems. Specific focus this go-round, after first examining what we mean when we use these three termsómyth, religion, and magicówill be on the three monotheistic religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. W


Syllabus

Section 001 (PDF)

Section 100 (PDF)


Books (required)

Dennis, Geoffrey W.
The Encyclopedia Of Jewish Myth, Magic And Mysticism
Llewellyn Publications, 2007
ISBN: 0738709050

Jaspers, Karl
Myth And Christianity:An Inquiry Into The Possibility Of Religion Without Myth
Prometheus Books, 2005
ISBN: 1591022916

Trachtenberg, Joshua
Jewish Magic And SUPerstition A Study In Folk Religion
CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2012
ISBN: 1475141483

Watts, Alan W
Myth And Ritual In Christianity
Beacon Press, 1971
ISBN: 0807013757