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    Western Michigan University
  Feb 25, 2018
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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REL 3135 - Religious Texts and Their Uses

Provides a cross-cultural survey of religious texts and the uses to which they are put. The course will consider ways in which texts are constituted as “sacred”; processes of and contests over canonization, i.e., the formation of closed sets of authoritative texts; and the rules, strategies, and interests that help to determine how religious texts get used by different institutions and actors in a variety of settings for often diverse purposes.

Credits: 4 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area II: Humanities.

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