THEO 461 - History of World Religions

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A study of the history of the main religions of the world, with particular emphasis on Indigenous Religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Shinto, Judaism, Islam, and Ba'hai. This course will focus on the most important beliefs and practices of each religious tradition. Students will learn about the founders and key individuals as well as examine portions of the sacred text(s) of several major religious traditions. Experiencing sacred music and places of worship of the world's major religions will enable the development of a deepened understanding of other religions. Also emphasized will be cross-cultural engagement and a Christian response to interaction with adherents of other religions.

Cross-listed with HIST 461.

Offered Fall 2017 and alternate Fall semesters.

This course information is from the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog. View this catalog.