Knowledge about religions and philosophies is not only a characteristic of an educated person but is also absolutely necessary for understanding and living in a world of diversity. Men and nations think and behave as they do for a variety of reasons, and one powerful casual factor is their value system – their beliefs about life’s meaning and purpose. History, our own nation’s religious pluralism, and contemporary world events are testimony that religion has been and continues to be an important cultural value. In addition, religion has inspired some of the world’s most beautiful art, architecture, literature, and music.
Comparative religions is a trimester length elective course involving an analysis of the beginnings, historical development, sacred literature, beliefs, values, and practices of the world’s major religions. Special emphasis is given to the impact of religion on history, culture, contemporary issues and affairs, and the arts.
Comparative Religions Syllabus
The following website can be used for various resources.
Study Questions for Protestant ChristianityStudent Guide
Taoism Information Guide
Shinto Information Guide
Confucianism Information Guide
Sikhism Information Guide
Atheism Information Guide