Introduction to World Religions
Invites students to reflect upon the role that religion plays in human life through an introduction to diverse religious convictions and inspirational traditions. Compares various religious perspectives to discern common and distinctive characteristics. Fall 2012 and alternate years. Group: I.
God, Gold, and Gurus: Religion in Contemporary America
Using Tillich’s notion of faith as “ultimate concern,” RE 221 examines a variety of religious convictions in contemporary America, discussing such phenomena as fundamentalism, civil religion, secular humanism, alternative forms of religious experience, and the therapeutic ideal. Spring 2013 and alternate years. Group: I.