Religion in

REL 105.001
Honors Introduction to Religious Studies

Practitioners of Candomblé (Afro-Brazilian spirit mediumship tradition) in Brazil.


Suma Ikeuchi

Office: 204 Manly Hall
Office Phone: 348-9994
Office Hour: R 2:30-3:30 pm
Course: TR 9:30-10:45
Location: Lloyd 318


About Online Readings

Some course 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 your Bama User Name and Password. If you have difficulty accessing these readings, contact the instructor by email.

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


Spring 2017 Syllabus (PDF)

Books (required)

Josephson, Jason A.
The Invention of Religion in Japan
University Of Chicago Press, 2012
ISBN: 0226412342

Luhrmann, T.M.
When God Talks Back
Vintage, 2012
ISBN: 0307277275