Religious Studies

Upcoming Courses


It has been said that 'diarists do not know the end of the story,' which gives emotional immediacy to a life that stopped abruptly, a life that ended in murder. Studying diaries of ordinary people whose lives were entangled in the Holocaust allows the reader to hear the words of a group of people whose lives were ended only because they were Jews.

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As far as we know, only humans are aware of their own mortality and therefore have a fear of death. In response, humans have sought different forms of immortality. This course will explore various philosophical and religious responses to death and how to live.

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We will study the major ethical theories of the world's philosophical traditions, immersing ourselves in an inquiry into the nature of justice, virtue, and the good life.

Wednesdays, April 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, Synchronous Online
Ever since Copernicus proposed that the earth revolves around the sun, science and religion have sometimes found themselves at odds. This course will explore some of the key developments, discoveries, theories, and philosophical viewpoints of science and how they may or may not relate to religious faith in the Judeo-Christian tradition as well as other faith traditions.

Tuesdays; 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28 & 4/4, JPSN, Room 118 (12 seats (18%) remaining)
Come and learn about this unusual 212-year-old church, probably the earliest, independent, ongoing church founded by Blacks in the South, emphasizing their remarkable work in offering a place of worship; providing education even before slavery; and promoting political activity. Students would benefit from reading Dr. Dance's book, 'Land of the Free. . . Negroes: A Historical Novel' prior to class.

Monday 5/8, JPSN, Room 118 ( No seats currently available )