RELG 207 - January 7 Notes - Primal Religions

RELG 207 - January 7 Notes - Primal Religions - January 7,...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
January 7, 2008 January-07-08 2:34 PM About the course: Introduction to world religions Covering the major living traditions; Hinduism, etc. etc. One textbook: Huston Smith; The World Religions Approach: phenomenon logical o Idealistic o There are 2 fallacies 1. That we can know everything about a tradition 2. That we cannot know everything at all about the tradition o Basically: we can achieve a basic understanding of each of the traditions o Basically: scratches the surface Important to read the introduction: point of departure o Smith's perspective on how he's approaching the world's traditions Our perspective: get the essence of each tradition Fair amount of fact; not the main spirit of the course however: what is the essence of that tradition Evaluations: a mid term and a final (no papers; an in class midterm and a final) February 11: midterm The class is not cumulative Exams: not lengthy essays So you have to come to class and you have to read the one text What is RELIGION: o A set of beliefs about why an how we're here o What does science deal with: the natural world; natural phenomenon o Political science: deals with the distribution of power, government o Religion: deals with; concerned with the ultimate; questions of the ultimate; the big picture; deals with issues of how, why we're here, what is our purpose
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

RELG 207 - January 7 Notes - Primal Religions - January 7,...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online