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What on Earth is Religion?

An introduction to the academic study of religion and religions focusing on key themes and on how scholars approach religiosity both historically and in contemporary global cultures. Topics covered may include truth and truth-claims, ritual and practice, myth and history, authority and power, community and conformity.

RELIGST 1B03

What on Earth is Religion?

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): I Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes Language?: No

An introduction to the academic study of religion and religions focusing on key themes and on how scholars approach religiosity both historically and in contemporary global cultures. Topics covered may include truth and truth-claims, ritual and practice, myth and history, authority and power, community and conformity.


Philippa Carter

Teaching Professor

Antirequisite(s): RELIGST 1B06 A/B