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 A&H 165 - World Religions

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The religious traditions of the world represent a category of life most of us take for granted. We are used to being bombarded with news fragments about events related to the major world religions, and tend to assume that we understand what we read or hear. Yet few of us have had the time and the determination to truly study the religious traditions that have an impact on the events of our time. In this course, the student will be introduced to six of the largest ‘living’ religious traditions: Judaism, Christianity, Isla​m, Hinduism, Buddhism and the religious traditions of China (Taoism/Confucianism). We will also examine contemporary trends related to individual ways of creating and experiencing religion (which are often referred to as ‘new age’ spirituality). Where possible we will make use of documentary films to examine key ideas and practices.

 

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Religion

Required for

This course is required in order to take the following course:

  • A&H 265 Christian Scripture, Doctrine, and Interpretation
  • A&H 266 Wisdom of the East – the religious traditions of Asia