The many faces of religion

Moderator: Don Santor
Registration Fee: $25
Time:  weekly for 5 weeks starting a 2:00 PM on September 17th, 2018
Location: Huron Shores United Church, 25 Main St., Grand Bend
Notes:  Traditional peer learning participation expected
Religion has been an important part of the human experience from time immemorial. Despite the criticism it receives, it just won’t go away. It’s here for the long haul. While it is often the cause of war, conflict and human suppression, it also offers solace and comfort to millions in their time of need. Also, many turn to religion to define their purpose and meaning in life. This course will examine the many expressions of religion that have served humanity over the millennia. The purpose of this course is not to proselytize, but to inform, and to engage in critical inquiry.

Possible Topics

What is religion?
Why religion?
Are we wired for religion?
The idea of God/gods
World religions
Native spirituality
Psychology and religion
Missions and missionaries
Mysticism
Creeds and doctrine
Religion and the afterlife
Religious Reformers

    • Buddha
    • Jesus
    • Luther
    • Calvin
    • Loyola
    • Mohammed

Religious revivals
The Vatican
Religious fundamentalism
Turning points in Christianity

Televangelists
Miracles
Religious wars
Prayer and meditation
Sacred scriptures
Faith-healing
Women and religion
Feminist theology
Creation myths
Creation and evolution
Religious scandals
Purpose and meaning in life
Religion and politics
Liberation theology
Philosophy and religion
Spirituality
Religion and ethics
Can we be good without God?
Religion and Hollywood
Atheism and agnosticism
Is humanism a religion?
The demise and evolution of religion?
The future of religion

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