Some people explain that all faiths are essentially the same, indicating that differences arising from culture, history, and geography are only superficial. Others recognize the many variations in human religious tradition as deeply-rooted and foundational to specific faiths. How do religions arise, and what does religion look like across continents and millennia? To what extent are religious traditions similar, and to what effect do they vary? Focusing on culture, history, geography, and major religious texts, this course surveys world religious traditions and thought, leaving the answers up to you.
Online credit-bearing courses are offered on a rolling enrollment basis - apply by the 1st of any month, start on the 15th.
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