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Course, academic year 2023/2024
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World Religions - RETA8041
Title: RP-World Religions
Guaranteed by: Department of Religious Studies (27-R)
Faculty: Protestant Theological Faculty
Actual: from 2023 to 2023
Semester: both
Points: 2
E-Credits: 2
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/0, C [HT]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: prof. Pavel Hošek, Ph.D.
Annotation
This course will introduce the students to four major religious traditions - Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The focus will be not only on their origins, historical developments, and doctrines, but also on the ways how their adherents live their faith in everyday life - in contemporary multireligious societies.
Last update: Bargár Pavol, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (27.09.2023)
Literature

SEGAL, Robert A., and Nickolas P. ROUBEKAS, eds. The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion, 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2021.

MARTIN, Luther H., and Donald WIEBE. “Religious Studies as a Scientific Discipline: The Persistence of a Delusion.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 80, no. 2 (2012).

McCUTCHEON, Rusell T. The Discipline of Religion: Structure, Meaning, Rhetoric. London: Routledge, 2003.

SOLOMON, Norman. Judaism: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2014.

DE LANGE, Nicholas. An Introduction to Judaism, 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2009 (2014).

RUTHVEN, Malise. Islam: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2012.

WAINES, David. An Introduction to Islam, 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2003 (2014).

KNOTT, Kim. Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2016.

FLOOD, Gavin D. An Introduction to Hinduism. Cambridge University Press, 1996.

KEOWN, Damien. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2013.

HARVEY, Peter. An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History, and Practices, 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

KNIPE, D. Hinduism. Experiments in the Sacred. Waveland, 1998.

LESTER, R. Buddhism: The Path to Nirvana. Harper, 1987.
DENNY, F. Islam and the Muslim Community. Waveland, 1998.
FISHBANE, M. Judaism: Revelation and Traditions. HarperOne, 1988.

Last update: Bargár Pavol, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (03.10.2023)
Course completion requirements

To successfully complete the course the following will be expected from the students:

- regular and active participation in class

- short presentation in class on a select theme

- oral examination at the end of the semester

Last update: Bargár Pavol, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (27.09.2023)
 
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