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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

European Jewish Philosophy in the 16th to18th Century

Formerly European Jewish Philosophy in the 16th Century
12 weeks.
Theological Research Institute Ltd., 50 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.

May 2011 - March 2017.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the purpose of life from the lenses of the Torah; identify the contributions of the post-inquisition European philosophers; realize the purpose of the human story reflected in the actual Biblical Hebrew word for mankind; and uncover the meaning and message of the narratives through a close reading of the texts and commentaries.

This course is delivered in a distance learning format with a proctored proficiency exam. It entails a study of Biblical, Rabbinic, and modern Jewish teachings with a focus on the purpose of the individual and the connection to the purpose of the universe through the scope of ancient and modern Jewish teachings. Topics include the centrality of the intellect, the nature of humility and correlation to the purpose of life. Texts and commentary include Maharal from Prague, Ramchal, and the Meor Eynayim.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Classics, and Bible Studies (8/11).