Nov 27, 2016

World Religions Through Their Scriptures - Free Courses

Learn about the history and social impact of world religions through their scriptures with experts representing several of the world’s religious traditions
Learn about the history and social impact of world religions through their scriptures with experts representing several of the world’s religious traditions.
The study of religion is a rich and fascinating dimension of human experience that includes, but goes well beyond, an exploration of beliefs and ritual practices. Through the lens of scriptures, this Religion XSeries will explore how religions are internally diverse, and how they evolve and change as living traditions that impact, and are impacted, by the cultural, historical, and political contexts of adherents. We will explore issues of interpretation through themes such as gender and sexuality, the arts, violence and peace, science, and power and authority. In addition to learning with and from world-renowned scholars, learners will have the opportunity to interact with peers from around the world representing diverse backgrounds, affiliations, and perspectives.

Modules in this series include:

  • Christianity Through Its Scriptures
  • Buddhism Through Its Scriptures
  • Islam Through Its Scriptures
  • Hinduism Through Its Scriptures
  • Judaism Through Its Scriptures
  • Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures

http://online-learning.harvard.edu/course/world-religions-through-their-scriptures
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