Religious Studies | RELIGIONS OF THE WEST
R152 | 790G | Barnsley


In this course, we will examine religions of the West (Judaism,
Christianity and Islam), and in the process    develop ways of
approaching the study of Religion.  To do this we will focus on
various different aspects of the religions, including authority,
scripture, prophets and ritual. The main theme that will be carried
through each of the three sections has to do with various types of
authority. In studying these Abrahamic traditions, we will be
interested in some of the similarities that emerge between them, as
well as some of the features that  emphasize their differences.
Additionally, we will note that even within these three traditions a
large number of divergences exist. The goal of this class, then, is
not only to get a better understanding of these monotheistic
religions, but to gain new perspective in the academic study of
Religion.  Required Text: Corrigan, Denney, et al. Jews, Christians,
Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions, eds.;