Religious Studies | Introduction to Religion
R133 | 26619 | N. Levene & R. Nance


What is religion? A communal system of beliefs and practices? An
individual search for meaning and truth? This course is an
introduction to religion through a consideration of these questions
in a global context. We will focus on the creation and formation of
a religious self, exploring the values and responsibilities such a
self presumes.
Drawing on scriptures and philosophies in a wide variety of contexts
and styles, we will gather a repertoire of ideas of religion, along
with the methods, perspectives, and questions that will enable us to
launch fruitful comparisons. This course carries Arts and Humanities
distribution.