REL 2100 - Religions of the World

An investigation of fundamental beliefs and practices of the religious traditions of the world, including a selection of the following: the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam; and religions originating in Asia: Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto. Indigenous religious traditions will also be addressed in some semesters. The course explores definitions of religion within the diversity of religious beliefs and practices and focus on the fundamental role of religion in shaping societies and cultures of the past and present. Students will examine skills in applying two models of analysis in religious thought and activity. This course satisfies WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – World Language and Culture Category.

Credits: 3 hours

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