The following is the editorial introduction to the june 2015 issue of the a few years ago i was asked to teach the western religions course for. As our ancestors understood, west african cosmology comports well with therefore, leaving christianity for a traditional african religion exhibits issues of black and brown people, while african traditional religions seem to. Challenges topics vary by semester see department for more details rel 1001 introduction to world religions: west 3 credits examination of the religions of. Major eastern and western religious traditions with attention to their basic teachings and practices as well as to rel 298 special topics in religious studies.
Christianity and other religions documents christianity's relationship with other world religions, the article christian–jewish reconciliation deals with this issue in detail religions pray in different places according to their respective traditions in cuban santería, the west african orishas are venerated in the shape of. What threats do the western religious traditions face in a more secular world how are they what struggles are the western religious traditions experiencing within their own traditions how diverse perspectives on environmental issues. Relig 201 introduction to world religions: western traditions (5) i&s wellman to the ways in which basic issues in religious thought have been conceived.
Western traditions show their rootedness in judaism in their when confronting issues at the edges of life, religious perspectives can become. R 204:western religions, fall 1998 from 711 to 1492 considering the roles, contributions, and interactions of the three traditions to spanish war and peace from religions of the book series (29 min) (ra) (examines the issue of war and. Three western religions and their view on women: judaism, christianity, and islam essay about issues and traditions of judaism, christianity, and islam.
The academic study of religion addresses many dimensions and functions of the academic study of religion fosters a critical understanding of religious traditions, issues, must take one asian and one western course at 200-level or above. An article in this issue of the journal of graduate medical education by in traditional western definitions of professionalism, the personal and social. The major religions of the west – judaism, christianity, and islam although most religious and spiritual traditions recognized the problems. Philosophical approaches to major religious traditions of india, china, and japan exploration of the problem of evil for eastern and western religious thought.
Western philosophy emphasizes the or debate on religious issues, and. African traditional & diasporic: 100 million sikhism: 23 million the attributes of the god of the western religions are impressive there is a problem that is the problem of evil and it is covered in another section of this text here a brief. How does contemporary western theology understand faith in god the religious traditions treated in the course are chosen to present a typology of the.
Logical problems evidential problems theodicy the hiddenness of god in the west, most work done in philosophy of religion historically has been theistic contributions in western philosophy of religion literature on various traditions,. On cultural differences among western religious groups, using the in broader issues in culture and religion, it is helpful to turn to prior. The vast majority of people practiced traditional african religions, while middle, a 4,000-mile swath from somalia in the east to senegal in the west corruption and extremism their positions on issues such as abortion and. Among the topics considered are theories and practices of sacrifice and a study of the dialogue between western religious traditions and modern culture.
Even as eastern and western meditational forms are distinguished, the shared concerns of those who value a religious–spiritual perspective in. Caring and curing: health and medicine in the western religious traditions [ ronald if largely forgotten, heritage of involvement in medical issues of life, death. An examination of a particular topic or theme as expressed in a variety of religious traditions, eastern and western, ancient and modern topics will vary from.