TCH 506 Comparative World Religions

Faculty: C. Anthony Hunt, Ph.D., E. Franklin Frazier Professor of African American Studies (Profile)


Comparative World Religions provides an overview of the major religions of the world, the way they have come to be studied and understood today, and a comparison of rituals, sacred texts, beliefs and practices incumbent in the world’s religions. The course is designed to give the tools to embark on the continued study and comparison of world religions. Students will be challenged to look at both the ‘insider’ and ‘outsider’ perspectives and why even the title ‘world religions’ might be controversial. It looks at the way religions adapt and change from their historical roots into the dynamic and fascinating forms we see today and how they interact with each other and the modern, secular world.

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