Understanding World Religions

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This course will introduce the concept of “world religions” and how they differ from indigenous and ethnic religions.  After examining definitions of religion, we will address how religion is studied and survey all major world religions and categories of world religion, including various dead world religions of history.  We will also cover new religious movements, political religions, civic religions, magical religions, and esoteric religions.  Sub-disciplines in the study of religion, and the history of the field, will also be explored, along with numerous perspectives on the study of religions, including historical, sociological, philosophical, theological, functionalist, structuralist and post-structuralist, psychological and mythological.  You will learn about the fastest-growing world religions and religious movements in America and the contemporary world, as well as the origins of world religion and some of the “greatest hits” in-between, and the recently developed scholarly category of “anti-religions.”

Class Details

11 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

CE North Building

George Sieg 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/11/2017 - 9/19/2017 Weekly - Tue 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Albuquerque, CE North Building  Map, Room: Room To Be Determined George Sieg