Understanding Religion in a Global Society

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Question, explore, and analyze diverse religious contexts and compare the beliefs, rituals, texts, art, and individual and social aspects of religion with UNDERSTANDING RELIGION IN GLOBAL SOCIETY. Major religious traditions are analyzed in light of the opportunities and challenges posed by the forces of globalization.

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Kent Richter is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the College of DuPage. He has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Stanford University and an MA in Philosophy from Colorado State University. He regularly teaches World Religions, Asian Religions and Philosophy of Religion. Special interests include comparative religious philosophy and the Problem of Evil. He has completed sabbatical travel in India and Turkey.

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1. Introduction: Studying Religion in Global Society. 2. What is Religion? 3. The Absolute, the Ultimate, the Holy. 4. Origins and Founders. 5. World Scriptures. 6. Myths, Stories, and History. 7. Suffering and Evil. 8. Religion and Art. 9. Ritual. 10. Religion, Morality and Ethics. 11. Religious Experience. 12. Salvation and the Meaning of Life. 13. Religion, Personality, and the Individual. 14. Religion and Society in a Global Age.

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