This course introduces students to the world’s religious traditions. It describes the world-view, the core values, the main doctrines, and the history of each tradition studied in the course. Readings in the major texts of each tradition are assigned. The traditions studied include Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each religious tradition discussed in the course textbook is presented by a well-known religious scholar who is also a member of the tradition being discussed.
RELIGION AND THE ENVIRONMENT
In this course students learn from theological and ethical resources about environmental issues that are found in a wide range of religious traditions. These traditions include Native-indigenous traditions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In addition to the study of these traditions, students will read selected contemporary texts on religion and the environment written by liberation, feminist, and process theologians.