Jan 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

RTS 1650 - Passages: Rituals and Sacred Texts of the Abrahamic Religions

Credits: 4

An introduction to the study of religion, theology, and interfaith studies, this course is framed by three questions: What is religion? How do religious communities and individuals come into being and define themselves? This course explores actions, lived ritual practices, and sacred texts and scriptures of rites of passage that shape one’s identity within communities of the Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The variance and diversity across and within these religions is considered, as well as the historical, social, and cultural contexts. In keeping with the College’s Augustinian identity, mission, and vision, this course will pay special attention to Christianity, and highlight the contributions of St. Augustine.

Fulfills: RTS in LS Core