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Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures

Harvard University via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Subject Religion
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate $50 Certificate Available
  • Effort 5-10 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

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Overview

The study of religion is the study of a rich and fascinating dimension of human experience that includes but goes well beyond beliefs and ritual practices. In this religion course, learners explore case studies about how religions are internally diverse, how they evolve and change through time, and how religions are embedded in all dimensions of human experience. We’ll explore these tenets through the lens of scripture and through themes such as gender and sexuality, art, violence and peace, science, and power and authority.

Join me and peers from around the world to embark on this journey to better understand religion in human affairs.

This is the first religion course in a series of World Scriptures courses from HarvardX:

Taught by

Diane L. Moore and Anna Mudd

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Anonymous
5.0 a year ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It was an extraordinary learning experience... I was so much indulged in every tradition that i completed and so much inspired with the diversity of the different ideologies of every religion... i look forward for more religious studies from Harvard Divinity School.. Thank you Harvard Divinity School!
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Indrani R
5.0 2 years ago
by Indrani completed this course.
This course added richly to my personal development and to my knowledge base. I appreciated the world wide connections, the rich content and the freedom that the cultural studies approach allowed me in better critiquing and appreciating religion and conflict in particular
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Ray R
5.0 3 months ago
by Ray completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I really enjoyed this course. The topics were academically challenging, perfectly relevant, and well-organized. Dr. Moore and the staff did an amazing job. Prepare to be challenged and blessed at the same time. Great course!
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Anonymous
3.0 a year ago
Anonymous partially completed this course.
It's funny that it covers top four religions and then the sixth religion. How about the fifth largest religion Sikhism?
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