RELIGIOUS STUDIES (REL ST-740)

201 Religion and Contemporary Culture (3) Contemporary science and literature considered in their impact upon the relevance for religion in the 20th century. A study of such concepts as human nature, alienation, commitment, illusion, and hope.

202 Survey of the Bible (3) Historical survey of Old and New Testament, Greek and Roman religious literature (the Hebrew, Greco-Roman, and early Christian roots of Western Religion).

301 Major Religions of the World (3) A survey of the history and philosophy of major living religions: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. (Same as Phil 301)

304 Ancient Hebrew Thought and Literature (3) Emphasis on the prophetic Movement, Exile and Return, and its spiritual legacy. Study of such prophets as Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Malachi.

306 Religion and Society (3) Interrelationships of society, culture, and religion. Prereq: Soc 201. (Same as Anthro 306 and Soc 306)

308-309 The New Testament and Early Christianity (3, 3) 308: A study of the life and teachings of Jesus. 309: Emphasis on examination of the literature and thought of Paul and the earliest Christians.

320 Traces of God (3) An analysis of the contemporary question of the existence and nature of God and the relevance to that question of experience, faith, revelation, mysticism, proofs, history, relationships, and creativity. Also an exploration of the relation of God and the World in terms of creation/evolution, time/eternity, and culture/values. Position paper required. (Same as Phil 320)


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