A comparative course which examines the fundamental beliefs, practices, and traditions of world religious traditions. The origins, major figures, sacred scriptures and creeds will be reviewed and compared. Topics may include justification for beliefs, cosmology, practices of the faithful, and the role of women, artistic expression, and contemporary issues. Major religious traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam will be studied. Additionally, alternative spirituality, paganism, Egyptian religions, Native American traditions, atheism, secularism and other religious movements may be covered.
Semesters: Fall, Spring
MnTC Goals: 6 , 8