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RSP 313LEC - World Religions
World Religions AZ Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   18472   Enrollment Capacity:   250
Section:   AZ   Enrollment Total:   247
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   3
Dates:   01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   TBA , TBA
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
This course introduces the world's religious systems and their cultural bases. The course will pay particular attention to religions significant to the world at large. That includes at least three religious traditions among Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, or others. The emphasis on each of these religions can vary from year to year. In The overall emphasis of this course will be on examining the expression of some primary characteristics of religion in primary sources from these religious traditions. We will focus specifically on the ways in which ideas about the sacred are formed and how they are used to order experience, with a focus on space, time, and story. All of these, in turn, are part of imagining, or thinking of, deity. We will then look at how these ordering concepts are used to formulate guidelines for daily life, as expressed in scripture, ritual, cosmogony, conceptions of the deity, and ethics. Any questions please contact the Department of Jewish Thought at
  Course Description
In what ways are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam religions¿or something else? In this course, we will trace the histories, narratives, temporalities, and practices unique to these three religions. With an eye to global varieties of religious experience, we will examine Judaism from Brooklyn to Iraq, Christianity from Japan to Palestine, and Islam from Tehran to Berlin. Students will develop a deeper understanding of these movements by delving into a wide range of sources including sacred texts, travel journals, literature, and films. This course is the same as JDS 213 and course repeat rules apply.
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