The Middle East As Net Exporter of Religion

Contributed By: Connor Seidenschwarz
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago
Author: Fred M. Donner
Collection: Teaching the Middle East
Condition of Use: Custom Permissions

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”




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