A comparative study of the founders, sacred writings, beliefs and practices of some of the major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity. This course enables the student to study and compare the leading religions of the world in light of their historical and cultural backgrounds. Students will be encouraged to explore faith traditions other than their own. Common themes across religions, spiritual practice, and current related cultural and political issues will also be considered.
The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. The targeted audience and the data collection includes American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers. The GlobalPlus section is especially helpful for exploring religion through an international perspective.