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World Religions & Missions (PAST 7360)

Term: Academic Year 2022-2023 Fall

Faculty

Luke A. VeronisShow MyInfo popup for Luke A. Veronis
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Schedule

Tue, 6:40 PM - 9:00 PM (8/29/2022 - 12/20/2022) Location: MAIN CLASS READ

Description

We will look at humanity's quest for God from the beginning of time, and how four of the world's major religious traditions?Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism?developed. Along with their history, we will study their main teachings, worldview, and practice. Part of the class will include visiting temples of the other faiths. We will also look at the phenomenon of atheism and its own religious perspective. With each of these different religions, we willdiscussOrthodox Christianity's understanding of other religions and how we are to dialogue and interact with them, trying to discover elements that could be acceptable within Orthodox Christianity, and how these bridges could be used in sharing our faith within other religions. This Course fulfills the World Religions/Ecumenism requirement.