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World Religions Through Their Scriptures

2019/2020
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
2 year, 1-3 module

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The study of religion is the study of a rich and fascinating dimension of human experience that includes but goes well beyond beliefs and ritual practices. In this religion course, learners explore case studies about how religions are internally diverse, how they evolve and change through time, and how religions are embedded in all dimensions of human experience. We’ll explore these tenets through the lens of scripture and through themes such as gender and sexuality, art, violence and peace, science, and power and authority
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • consider at how people from different traditions have viewed the cosmos, the world, and human beings
  • understands e core values and beliefs of the world’s highly influential faiths
  • feel the deep sense of the worldview, cultural themes, perceptions, and concerns driving the societies that produced the text
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Знает историю создания Упанишад; понимает их значение для индийской и мировой культуры
  • Понимает особенности формирования свобода текстов Талмуда.
  • Знает основы христианского учения. Знает круг вопросов, затронутых в апокрифических Евангелиях.
  • Знает основные сюжеты хадисов
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • The Hindu Upanishads
  • The Jewish Mishnah and Talmud
  • The Christian Apocryphal Gospels
  • The Hadith of Islam
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking домашние задания
  • non-blocking тест
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.4 * домашние задания + 0.6 * тест
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Partridge, C., & Dowley, T. (2018). Introduction to World Religions : Third Edition (Vol. 3rd ed). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fortress Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1828519

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Smith, D. W., & Burr, E. G. (2014). Understanding World Religions : A Road Map for Justice and Peace (Vol. Second Edition). Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=858367