Religious Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

RELI 211: Religions of the West

RELI 211-002: Religions of the West
(Spring 2017)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Krug Hall 7

Section Information for Spring 2017

In this course, students explore the history, scriptures, beliefs, and practices of the major monotheistic religions that originated among the peoples of the Near East: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Students will examine these three religious traditions thematically and comparatively, in order to understand the similarities, differences, and relationships among them. While the primary focus is on the origins, scriptures, and history of each religious tradition, we will also analyze contemporary developments, in particular the relation of each tradition to matters of violence and gender / sexuality, respectively. Finally, students will receive a brief introduction to Mormonism, a church arising out of American Christianity. 

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

Non-Western Culture

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Focuses on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam from historical, comparative, and cross-cultural perspectives. May also include modern developments of those faiths such as Mormonism and Baha'ism, as well as Zoroastrianism and religions of ancient Near Eastern cultures. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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