Fall 2015

Introduction to Religion

Listed in: Religion, as RELI-111

Formerly listed as: RELI-11

Moodle site: Course (Guest Accessible)

Faculty

Robert Doran (Section 01)
Susan Niditch (Section 01)

Description

This course introduces students to the comparative study of religion by focusing on a major theme within two or more religious traditions.  Traditions and topics will vary from year to year.  In 2015-16 the major traditions will be Christianity and Judaism and the theme will be "the end of the world."  We will trace and compare Jewish and Christian ideas of an end-time often accompanied by expectations of cataclysm, judgment, and new creation and by varying definitions of the blessed saved and the irrevocably condemned.  Our study will include a trajectory from ancient to modern sources and draw from a variety of relevant media, historical moments, and cultural movements.

Fall semester.  Professors Doran and Niditch.

Cost: $25 ?

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Fall 2017
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016