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FALL 2014 300 COURSE OFFERINGS

325-01 – Jesus and the Gospels – MUNOA – MWF – 1:00-1:50 pm
This is an introductory course on the Gospels and their chief subject, Jesus of Nazareth. Its aim is to study Gospel literature, including some non-canonical versions (e.g., the Gospel of Thomas), as sources to the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. This class will focus on what these Gospels teach and what may be known about the historical
Jesus.

349-01 – Women in Religion and Theology – JAPINGA – TR – 1:30-2:50 pm
This course examines the main events and themes of American religious history through the experiences of women. We will read the stories of women who caused trouble by "stepping out of their place" when they taught or lectured to men. We will read about strong, gifted women who served as missionaries, pastors, preachers, organizers, activists and caregivers. We will explore the ways the Christian tradition has excluded and limited women, and the reasons why women continued to find the Christian faith meaningful and important in their lives. I hope you will come away from the course with knowledge of American religious history and a host of good stories about fascinating people!

381-01 – Religions of India – WILSON – MWF – 1:00-1:50 pm
This course is primarily a historical survey of religion and religions on the sub-continent of India; we will investigate the basic tenets and practices of some of the major religions of India. We begin with pre-historic India and conclude with Modern India. Our investigation is historically oriented due to the nature of religion: it grows and develops. We will study religions that are native to India as well as religions which were introduced to the sub-continent. The semester will end with a topical examination of issues pressing upon Modern India with the weight of Ancient India.