Religious Studies 234: Genres of Western Religious Writing (Spring, 2006)

Welcome to Religious Studies 234! For general announcements and the course outline from Professor Dickey, click here. For specific instructions regarding discussion sections, here.

Required Texts

Karl Barth, The Humanity of God
Ludwig Feuerbach, The Essence of Christianity (For a low-quality scanning of pages 12-32 in pdf, click here)
Gustave Flaubert, Three Tales (For a full-text html version, though not the same translation as that of Robert Baldick, click here)
David Hume, Natural History of Religion (For a full-text version, from a reliable source, click here)
Rudolf Otto, The Idea of the Holy
Werner Jaeger, The Theology of the Early Greek Philosophers
Reading Packet (Available at Bob's Copy Shop, University Square)


Extra Materials

Chronology of Plato's life and works in pdf, click here
Bernard Williams, Shame and Necessity (for page 84 in pdf, click here)
Ernst Cassirer, Language and Myth (for pages 4-8 in pdf, click here)
Benedict Spinoza, Theologico-Political Treatise (here)
David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (here)
Albert Schweitzer, The Quest of the Historical Jesus (here)
Pannenberg, Wolfhart, For a brief selection in pdf, click here
Rudolf Bultmann, "Karl Barth's Epistle to the Romans in its Second Edition" (here)