REL2012-3 People and Their Beliefs (SB)

REL2012 People and Their Beliefs (SB) (2 credits)

After the introduction to the concept of religion, the course surveys ten of the prominent living religions of the world: animism of the Third World and religions of India (Hinduism and Sikhism), of East Asia (Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Shintoism), and of the Middle East (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). The course treats the origins, development, tenets, and literature of each and evaluates each in the light of Christian concepts. The course concludes with an analysis of the departure of heretical sects from orthodox Christian principles.
Prerequisite or sequence recommendation:
SOC2012/3 Introduction to Sociology
Materials required:
IST: People and Their Beliefs by Paul C. Wright
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REL2013 People and Their Beliefs (SB) (3 credits)

See description of REL2012 People and Their Beliefs above. This course is the same as REL2012 People and Their Beliefs except that a CRA must be completed. The textbook for the CRA is listed under “materials required.”
Prerequisite or sequence recommendation:
SOC2012/3 Introduction to Sociology
Materials required:
IST: People and Their Beliefs by Paul C. Wright
CRA Textbook: Understanding New Religious Movements (2nd ed.) by John A. Saliba
New International Version of the Bible