Kurs

History of Religions: The World Religions, Distance Education

The purpose of the course is to increase students’ understanding of the basic contents, expressions, and social functions of world religions, i.e. Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddism, and, to a lesser extent, other religions in Asia. In addition, the course aims at conveying a phenomenological perspective, by singling out and comparing general religious phenomena. Excerpts from their respective sacred texts are studied and discussed.

At the end of the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • describe the basic tenets and character of various world religions;
  • compare a phenomenon in various religions and identify similarities and differences between them;
  • assess and argue for the difference between the idiosyncratic essence of a particular religion and/or religious phenomenon, and common traits of religious phenomena.

Reservation för revidering av litteraturen.

Esposito, John L., 2016. Islam the Straight Path. Fifth Edition. Oxford, UK and New York, NY: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-193 (193 pp.).

Nicholas de Lange, An introduction to Judaism, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2000 (5th printing 2014) (222pp)

Gwynne, Paul, 2017. The World Religions in Practice. A Comparative Introduction. Malden, MA & Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing (384 pp.).

Different source texts in translation may be added.

The litterature required for the course may change.


Kurslitteraturen reviderades senast 22 september 2022.

Schemat finns tillgängligt senast en månad innan kursen startar. Vi rekommenderar inte att du skriver ut schemat eftersom vissa ändringar kan ske.

Öppna schemat

Gabriel Bar-Sawme

Teol. dr, timlärare

gabriel.bar-sawme@ehs.se

Miriam Hjälm

Fil.dr, högskolelektor, Campus Södertälje

miriam.hjalm@ehs.se

Betyg

A = Framstående, B = Mycket bra, C = Bra, D = Tillfredsställande, E = Tillräcklig, Fx = Otillräcklig, komplettering möjlig, F = Otillräcklig

Examinationsformer

  • Hemtentamen
  • Salstentamen
  • Seminarier

General requirements for university studies

Fastställd av Ämnesföreträdarkollegiet vid Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm den 23 januari 2019.

Senast reviderad den 1 februari 2022.