Course detail: OSH164 - Creation Stories in World Religions
This course will focus on selectedcreation stories from around theworld. We will explore origin mythsfrom ancient Egypt and Babylonia,and compare them to currentstories in the living religions ofIndia and other parts of Asia, andamong indigenous peoples ofNorth America. And, of course, wewill examine the story of Genesisand its role as the foundation ofJudaism and Christianity. Eachstory will be considered in termsof its view of the world and nature,its understanding of humans andtheir manifold relations, and itsconception of the powerful agent,or force, that gave rise to it all.