In this course participants will be introduced to five world faiths: Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism.
Students will understand the development of prehistoric religions through contemporary times, and appreciate in greater depth how the institute of religion functions to add meaning and purpose in life in most world faiths. The supportive, prophetic and identity functions of religion will be reviewed.
Students will learn why the major religions acknowledge that their precepts are timeless, in addition to recognizing humanity’s connection to something much larger and eternal than us. The compelling questions include examining if all creation is somehow interconnected and why logic is an insufficient way to comprehend divine truth. They also include asking how religion enables humanity to deal with the unknown and how it supplies us with a measure of certainty in an uncertain world.