Religion 201: Introduction to World Religions
Mon., Wed., Fri. 10:30 to 11:35am, 318 Chapman Hall
course website: http://faculty.samford.edu/~drbains/relg301
David R. Bains, Associate Professor
Office: 325 Chapman Hall, phone: 726-2879, email: email@example.com
Office Hours: TBA
Investigation of major world religions, emphasizing their distinctive histories, beliefs, and practices.
The student will be able to:
1) explain core beliefs and practices of major world religions.
2) demonstrate how these beliefs and practices have been shaped and reshaped by the cultural context in which the religion has developed.
3) show how the religious tradition has continued to develop and change in the modern and post-modern world.
4) assess the strengths and weaknesses of the use of comparative categories in the study of religion.
Esposito, John L., Darrell J. Fasching, and Todd
Lewis. World Religions Today. 2nd ed.
The Qur'an. Translated by M. A. Abdel Haleem.
The Bhagavad-Gita. Translated by Barbara Stoler Miller.