THEO-501 Foundations in Pluralism: Religious Studies Perspectives
Fall for 2015-2016
Faculty:
This seminar considers key texts in the development of the study of religion as a modern academic discipline. It looks particularly at the practice of comparison in the study of religion in an effort to uncover resources for thinking about “religious pluralism.”
Credits: 3.00
Prerequisites: None

Sections:

THEO-501-00 Religious Pluralism in Light of Religious Studies Perspectives
Fall for 2015-2016
Faculty:
Modern Western culture saw the emergence of a new approach to the study of religion, which is often called religious studies. This approach sought to bracket the confessional claims of particular religious traditions and develop a relatively neutral approach to understanding religion as a human phenomenon. This course will explore the significance of religious pluralism from the various perspectives of the discipline of religious studies. The course will review the history of the study of religion through the methods of religious studies. It will also review contemporary scholarship on religious pluralism in religious studies, including the work of Jonathan Z. Smith.
Credits: 3.00
Prerequisites: None
THEO-501-01 Religious Pluralism in Light of Religious Studies Perspectives
Fall for 2015-2016
Faculty:
Modern Western culture saw the emergence of a new approach to the study of religion, which is often called religious studies. This approach sought to bracket the confessional claims of particular religious traditions and develop a relatively neutral approach to understanding religion as a human phenomenon. This course will explore the significance of religious pluralism from the various perspectives of the discipline of religious studies. The course will review the history of the study of religion through the methods of religious studies. It will also review contemporary scholarship on religious pluralism in religious studies, including the work of Jonathan Z. Smith.
Credits: 3.00
Prerequisites: None
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