Though seen as the founding figure of a new religion, Jesus must be understood first and foremost as a Jew practicing Judaism in Judea.” Do you agree? Give details
The Golden Ass and the gospel of John are both texts that appropriate elements from other cultures. Which text seems to do more of this kind of appropriation? Give examples and details.
The idea of reaching transcendence, stability, or permanence is a key element in The Golden Ass. Part of what makes striving for those things so important is the confusion, instability and impermanence of everyday life in the novel. Discuss any episode in as much detail as possible in the novel except Psyche and Cupid as an example of earthly confusion and impermanence. Relate this episode to the final book of the novel.