Western Heritage

“The Hebrew Legacy”

Overview

The Hebrew people are the source of a unique but vital contribution to our Western heritage.  Rather than bequeathing to their cultural heirs magnificent innovations in art, architecture, political theory, and public administration as have the Babylonians, the Egyptians, the Greeks, and the Romans, it is the treasure of sacred literature which constitutes the Hebrew legacy.  The tradition of a monotheistic religion upon which Christianity would build, and out of which the modern world would emerge, has arguably served as the wellspring of Western civilization. 

Lecture

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Recommended Readings

  1. "Creation" - Selections from Genesis
  2. "Covenant  and Law" - Selections from Genesis, Exodus, and Deuteronomy
  3. "Kingship" - Selections from First Samuel

Q & A Session

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