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Introduction: It Could be Different: Reinventing the Study of Religion in Alabama

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This chapter focuses on a lecture series funded by a generous endowment to the department for a position in Judaic Studies. The author hazards a guess that, like the earlier course in Archeology, its Hebrew language course, the course on the significantly entitled Old Testament, along with the course on Judaism was more than likely all efforts to find new significance in "other" people's textual artifacts - artifacts that, importantly, were assumed not just to predate but, as this old theological model presupposed, prepare the way for the eventual Good News. In the nearly forty years between the Danforth proposal and that first Aronov Lecture, a lot happened to ensure that the department moved away from its earlier, overt theological motives and, instead, work toward training students in an anthropocentric approach, studying religion cross-culturally and in a descriptive and comparative manner.

Keywords: Archeology; Danforth proposal; Judaic Studies; lecture series; Old Testament; old theological model; religion



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