Religion in

REL 105.002, .003
Honors Introduction to Religious Studies


Dr. Matt Bagger

Phone: (205) 348-8685
Office: 315B Manly Hall
Office Hours: TR 5-6 pm

Section 002
Class Time: TR 3:30-4:45
Class Location: Manly 207

Section 003
Class Time: TR 12:30-1:45
Class Location: Manly 308

About Online Readings

Some of the course's online readings are placed in a "secure" folder; you can only access these PDF files (Portable Document Format, that can be opened with the free Adobe Reader) by clicking each link and then entering the username/password given to you in class.

If you have difficulty accessing these readings, contact the instructor by email.




As the Honors/Core Humanities introduction to the study of religion, REL 105 examines in greater detail than REL 100, and in a smaller class setting, theories of the historic origin and modern function of religion. A minimum 3.3 GPA is required to register. HU INB


Spring 2017 (all sections) (PDF)

Books (required)

Chidester, David
Salvation and Suicide
Indiana University Press, 2003
ISBN: 025321632X

Lincoln, Bruce
Holy Terrors
The University of Chicago Press, 2006
ISBN: 0226482030

Online Readings

Other texts will be available through the Blackboard course site.