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THEO 1161 The Religious Quest: Comparative Perspectives I (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The Religious Quest explores the individual and communal search for wisdom about human nature, the world, ultimate realities and God, secrets of love and death, enduring values to live by, and paths to spiritual maturity. Although each section is different, likely themes include symbols, myths, doctrines, rituals, holy texts, saints, comparisons and contrasts among traditions, relevance of classical religious traditions to issues in today's world, interreligious dialogue today, and religious diversity in the Boston area. Each section brings the Biblical and Christian tradition into conversation with at least one other religious tradition.


Instructor(s): Cornille-Hinduism , DeLongBas-Islam, Makransky-Buddhism, Morris-Islam & Judaism, Mozina - Daoist, Buddhist, Confucian, VanZandt-Collins-Islam, Langer-Judaism and Slater-Judaism

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Religious Quest courses present Christianity and at least one other world religious tradition. Students are strongly encouraged to take both semesters of the same Religious Quest class. If circumstances require switching sections, students need permission of the instructor of the spring term course and may be asked to do additional background reading and writing for the religious tradition(s) not covered in their first semester of the course. You must take both sections of the Religious Quest I and II (THEO1161-1162) first Part I, then Part II to receive Theology Core credit. There are no exceptions.


Last Updated: 06-Apr-17