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World Religions through Their Scriptures

The World Religions through Their Scriptures is a free online course offered by Harvard University conducted by the Edx.
Program Overview
  • The study of religion is rich and fascinating — and goes well beyond beliefs and ritual practices.
  • In this series, learners explore the diversity and evolution of the religions around the world.
  • Through scripture, learners will explore themes such as gender and sexuality, art and science, violence and peace, and power and authority.
What you will learn
  • Interpret the roles world religions to play in today and throughout history.
  • Appreciate the internal diversity and evolution of world religions and their scriptures.
  • Understand the strengths and limitations of learning about world religions through their sacred texts.
  • Explore how scriptures are interpreted to diverse ends in different historical and cultural contexts.
  • Engage in nuanced readings of world scriptures.
Duration: 07 months

Timings: 5 - 10 hours per week


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