ancient near east
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A 2014 course by Kasia Szpakowska at Swansea University, Wales "explores the nature of . . . [ancient Egyptian] liminal entities--both hostile and beneficial--that filled the zones between human, animal, and god, and the methods used by religious scholars to study them."
A 2001 course by Patricia Miller at Syracuse University on Greek goddesses as a historical and contemporary phenomenon.
A 2012-13 course by Kasia Szpakowska Swansea University, Wales, UK provides "an overview of Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs and practices."
A 2016 course by Jim Watts at Syracuse University examines "the interaction of culture and religion by examining the social contexts of ancient religious ideas and practices through close readings of texts from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine and Israel."
A 1997 course by Eugene McAfee at Harvard University examines "the figure of 'El as he is portrayed in the mythological and cultic texts from Ugarit, and as he is found in inscriptions from ancient Syria-Palestine."
A 1996 course by Robert Allison and Loring Danforth at Bates College "is a study of ancient Greek religion from both a historical and an anthropological perspective."
A 2002 course by Patricia Miller at Syracuse University "introduces students to religious texts and traditions" in the Graeco-Roman culture "which flourished in the geographical area of the Mediterranean basin during the first five centuries of the common era."
A 2009 course by Stuart Tyson Smith at the University of California Santa Barbara.
A 2011 course by Jim Watts at Syracuse University uses rhetoric to study religious discourse and "ancient Near Eastern literature as a resource for the study of both comparative rhetoric and religion."
A course by John Reeves at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte provides a "close reading of a large number of narrative and ritual texts which feature such characters [angels and demons] in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the variegated roles they play in pre-modern Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religious contexts."