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World Religions - Western Traditions

ACLT6243


Description

Explore the three Abrahamic traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  You will also be introduced to Zoroastrianism and Baha'i traditions.  Develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of various religious traditions and their practitioners.  Celebrate the differences that exist between religious expressions while also recognizing some commonalities by focusing on the three central themes of Anthropology (understanding of Humanity), Theology (understanding of the Divine), and Sacred Texts (understanding and use of sacred writings).  The format of the course will be an in class lecture followed by an on-site visit to practitioner of these traditions within the London area.

  • Celebrate the differences that exist between religious expressions while also recognizing some commonalities
  • Understand the major themes of various religions in our pluralistic world
  • Cultivate a language that nurtures and enhances inter-faith dialogue

 

This course can be used as a credit for those individuals who have been enrolled, and already completed courses, in the Huron University College Lay Certificate.

There are no prerequisites required. Please come prepared to share your experiences, opinions and perspectives with the class.

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