Class Information for Winter 2018: EARLY WRITINGS OF MAJOR WORLD RELIGIONS, 6-8 pm, Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21 And 28, Men’s Club, Stampede Room (8043)
Examine early writings of the Hindu, Buddhist Judaic, Christian, and Islamic religious or spiritual traditions. Delve into their early histories, ideals, beliefs and rituals. Explore how they have evolved over time and situations. The instructor will utilize lecture and written materials to impart an understanding and appreciation of their diversity and similarities. Instructor Rabbi David Rosenberg was born in Israel in 1950 and eventually came to the US. He began his religious at an early age in England at Gateshead Rabbinical Seminary , upon returning to America in 1968, Rabbi Rosenberg attended Wright Junior College in Chicago where he studied Jewish Law and attained a Rabbinical Ordination at Telshe Yeshiva. Later he studied Comparative Religion, Early Christianity and Buddhism, and earned a BA in Religious Studies from the University of California Riverside. At Fuller Seminary he gained further education in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Ugaridic studies. He settled into a Rabbinic career with a strong background in ancient mid-Eastern religions, early Christianity and Judaism.