This unit will introduce a sequence of scientific attempts to explain the phenomenon of religion. Using a comparative approach, this unit will address the different aspects of religious phenomena. This unit will also introduce students to the history, teachings and practices of the major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and regional native traditions. In its conclusion, this unit will address the issue of religious fundamentalism and New Age Movements.
Explain the main theories related to the origin and nature of religion
Describe the history and teachings of the major world religions
Demonstrate an understanding of the religious belief, sacred text and major figures of major world religions
Compare different religious teachings
Discuss the relationship between religion, politics and conflict/violence
Face-to Face: 12 weekly sessions, required reading and additional resources.
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Written Assessment Task Essay 2 (2000 words)
Written Assessment Task Essay 1 (1500 words)
Written Assessment Task Reading reflections (1000 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017
Unit record last updated: 2019-02-05 11:27:07 +1100