Religious Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

RELI 363: Catholicism

RELI 363-001: Catholicism
(Fall 2017)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR

Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1004

Section Information for Fall 2017

Modern catholic mural

The Roman Catholic Church is arguably the oldest, most far-reaching, and most diverse, single institution within human history. It is also the only religion with its own nation-state (the Vatican). Catholicism’s thought, aesthetics, and influence made it global long before “globalization.” Yet, for many interested in history, philosophy, art, and literature, Catholicism remains a “mystery.” This course will introduce students to the historical development and change within Catholic thought (religious, philosophical, moral,and  liturgical) and its wider influence, focusing on key historical and cultural encounters.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Focuses on the beliefs of the over one billion Roman Catholics in today's world. Probes the history, doctrine, symbols, rituals, practices, and material culture of the world's largest church. Considers Catholicism's dialog with secularism and discusses controversies and challenges facing the church today. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 3 credits in religious studies or philosophy or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture

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