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REL 225 - Magic, Medicine, and Miracle

3 Credits

This course explores medicinal, magical, and religious healing practices of the ancient world. Students analyze ancient Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman (“pagan”) texts, including magical incantations, healing stories, medical case studies, magical recipes, and miracle tales, for how they conceive of these categories. Students use these explorations to interrogate contemporary understandings of religion, science, illness, healing, and the human body.