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PHL* B151 - World Religions
Survey of the major religions of the world: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hin-duism, with emphasis on essential doctrines and practices. A review of contemporary cults and sects.
If religion is viewed as “a finger pointing at the moon,” then preoccupation with that finger—rites, rituals, rules—can actually be an obstacle to spiritual experience. This program considers the idea that religion is a means to sanctity, not an end in itself; the importance, in a time of rising global threat levels, of dissolving strictly sectarian conceptions of God; the profound unanimity of the religious quest; approaches to connecting with one’s own inherent divinity; and the influence of personal and cultural mythology, as defined by Joseph Campbell.
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