rel134 | undergraduate
World Religious Traditions II
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The Nature of Religion
- Describe the sacred in indigenous traditions.
- Identify issues in the study of religion.
- Describe the common elements of religion.
- Recount influential moments in Jewish history.
- Contrast the major branches of Judaism.
- Describe important Jewish religious practices.
Religion in the Modern World
- Describe the contemporary struggles within and among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
- Summarize the historical connections and theological similarities among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
- Explain basic Christian beliefs that emerged in the early church.
- Describe the historical development of the three major Christian traditions.
- Contrast the three major Christian traditions.
- Illustrate the pluralistic nature of contemporary Christianity.
- Explain the essential elements of Muslim faith and practice.
- Distinguish among Shiite Islam, Sunni Islam, and Sufism.
- Evaluate Islam’s historical influences on law, philosophy, and the arts.
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