REL 100.002

Introduction to Religious Studies

T, R | 9:30 - 10:45

NL 1000

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This Core Humanities course examines the relationships between religion and human beliefs, practices, & culture; surveys debates in the history of the field, e.g., definition of religion, insider/outsider problem, & theories about the origins and function of religion. An ideal intro to the study of religion as carried out in a public university. HU INB

Russell T. McCutcheon


Book cover for Studying Religion

McCutcheon, Russell
Studying Religion: An Introduction (2nd ed.)
Routledge, 2019

Religion in 5 minutes book cover

Hughes, Aaron and Russell McCutcheon (eds.)
Religion in 5 Minutes
Equinox, 2017

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