THFS 200. Comparative Religion

Among the many questions that confront the student of religion today, the most challenging is religious pluralism.  There are several questions that must be dealt with here:  Do we study other religions merely to satisfy our own curiosity, or is there a deeper dimension to this effort?  Is it possible that our faith might be deepened by an awareness of the spirituality expressed in other religions, or does such an awareness shake our faith to its very foundations?  This course takes a close look at these and similar questions and attempts to find meaningful answers and responses. The course also examines key aspects of various world religions in an effort to reach a deeper appreciation of the spirituality of humankind.
Offered: Regularly
Credits: 3