Courses in RELIGION (DIVISION 457)

121/ABS 121. Introduction to the New Testament. (4). (HU).

See Ancient and Biblical Studies 121. (Fossum)

202/Buddhist Studies 220/Asian Studies 220. Introduction to World Religions: South and East Asia. (4). (HU).

See Buddhist Studies 220. (Lopez)

204/GNE 204. Islamic Religion: An Introduction. (4). (HU).

See General Near East 204. (Walker)

225/S&SEA 225. Hinduism. (3). (HU).

This course is an introductory survey of the social, philosophical and religious dimensions of Hinduism. Lectures and discussions will deal both with the historical development of Hinduism as well as with its contemporary practice in India and West. Cost:3 WL:3 (Huntington)

283/ABS 283. The Beginnings of Christianity. (4). (Excl).

See Ancient and Biblical Studies 283. (Boccaccini)

286/History 286. A History of Eastern Christianity from the 4th to the 18th Century. (3). (HU).

See History 286. (J.Fine)

304/Religion 304. Sikhism II. Rel. 303. (3). (HU).

See South and Southeast Asia 304. (Singh)

310/CAAS 335. Religion in the Afro-American Experience. (3). (HU).

This course will provide students with a general survey of the religious experience of Afro-Americans, concentrating on developments in the religious life of Black people in America. Various religious impulses within the Black community will be studied, including traditional Christianity, Islam, Judaism, cultic Christianity (as expressed in the various Pentecostal movements which have been described as "personality cults" such as those led by Father Divine, Daddy Grace Prophet Jones, and Rev. Oke.) A brief survey of the traditional African approach to religion is given in the background for a proper understanding of the ways in which the introduction of Christianity affected African people, followed by a study of the development of religion among Black people in ante-bellum America. The study of Black religion since 1900 will explore the social and political cross-currents which led to the rise of separatist religious groups in the twentieth century. The role of mainline churches and their success or failure in translating the needs and aspirations of the Black community to the larger society will be studied in relation to the civil rights struggle of the 1960s and the development of new social-action oriented religious movements. The course will conclude with an exploration of Black religious moods in contemporary society. Cost:1 WL:1 (Miles)

369/Psych. 313. Psychology and Religion. Introductory psychology or senior standing. (4). (Excl).

See Psychology 313. (McKeachie)

402. Topics in Religion. Religion concentrators with junior or senior standing. (1-3). (Excl).
Section 001 Primo Levi. (1 credit).
For Winter Term, 1994, this course is jointly offered with English 483.001. (Williams)

404/ABS 496/Anthro. 450. Comparative Religion: Logos and Liturgy. Upperclass standing and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May be repeated with permission for a total of 6 credits.
Section 001 The Theory and Practice of Evil in the 20th and 21th Centuries.
This course will examine both contemporary conceptions of evil and contemporary affairs seen from the perspectives of traditional conceptions of evil. It will consider the continuing usefulness (if any) of the very concept of evil, and explore it's relevance (or the relevance of ideas associated with it) for experience in the areas of politics, the arts, business, law, and religion and in the social experience more generally. Both eminent visitors from outside the University, and members of the faculty of this University, will join Professor Williams in presenting the Monday evening lectures, which will be open to the public. Discussion groups will be scheduled for later each week. (Williams)

469/GNE 468/Jud. Stud. 468. Jewish Mysticism. (3). (Excl).

See General Near East 468. (Ginsburg)

470/GNE 567/Jud. Stud. 470. Topics in the Study of Judaism: The Sabbath and Sacred Time. Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

See General Near East 567. (Ginsburg)

481/GNE 481/Engl. 401. The English Bible: Its Literary Aspects and Influences, I. (4). (HU).

See English 401. (Williams)

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