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Religious Studies

REL 115 (AR) Introduction to the Study of Religion (1)

The course seeks to illuminate three central components shaping the human condition: (1) the human paradox of the perceptive and the imperceptible enabling a distinction between matter and spirit; (2) the necessary role of models for establishing a communal reality; and (3) the necessary dependence of the human upon tradition. These components will then serve for investigating at least one unfamiliar religious community to provide a sympathetic understanding of the variety of religious phenomena.

Mode of Inquiry: Analyzing Arguments, Reasons, and Values

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: McGaughey