REST-Religious Studies

REST-Religious Studies

REST3094. Topics in Religious Studies (1-3)

An examination of some phase of religious studies not covered in other courses. May be repeated for credit.

REST3560. World Religions: Asian Traditions (2)

A descriptive, historical, and theological examination of the great religious traditions originating in Asia, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism. Prerequisites: BIBL1100, THEO2100. Fulfills a General Education Tier III Cross-Cultural Experience if taken with CLST1003L Intercultural Lab.

REST3570. World Religions: Western Traditions (2)

A descriptive, historical, and theological examination of the dominant Western monotheistic traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Special attention will be given both to each tradition's uniquenesses as well as to their historical and theological connections. A brief study of Zoroastrianism will be included. Prerequisites: BIBL1100, THEO2100. Fulfills a General Education Tier III Cross-Cultural Experience if taken with CLST1003L Intercultural Lab.

REST4400. Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture (2)

A study of the history, culture, art and religion of the ancient Near East. Attention will focus on the major civilizations of the period 7000-300 BC. Israel's interrelations with these civilizations will be touched on briefly. Major archaeological contributions will be discussed. Prerequisites: BIBL1100, THEO2100. Offered: Alternate years.

REST4600. Noncanonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation (2)

A reading seminar utilizing primary, noncanonical, religious, theological and historical writings of the Hellenistic age. Representative Jewish, Christian and pagan cognate literature relevant for the interpretation of the New Testament will be surveyed. Prerequisites: BIBL3120. Offered: Alternate years.