Religious Literacy: Learn how to better understand the rich and complex ways that religions function in historic and contemporary contexts.
About this course
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 peers from around the world to embark on this journey to better understand religion in human affairs.
What you will learn from the Religious Literacy Course?
- Tools for how to interpret the roles religions play in contemporary and historic contexts;
- Learn how religions are internally diverse
- How religions evolve and change
- How religions are embedded in all human cultures
- The strengths and limitations of learning about religions through their scriptures.
Day-1: Introduction to Religious Literacy
Day-2: The Cultural Studies Approach
Day-3: Galtung and Embeddedness
Day-4: Synthesis of the Method
Day-5: What is Scripture?
Day-6: What is the Role of Canon?
Day-7: Interpreting Scripture
Day-8: The Lens of Scripture
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- Harvard University
- Online Course
- 1-4 Weeks
- Free Course (Affordable Certificate)
- Culture Religion