86:150 What is a Religion? [Noll]

Prerequisites: Nil.

Why do religions exist and why do people become involved in them? This course examines, at an introductory level, the complex relationship between an alleged divine revelation and its religious representation, the three-way relationship between myth, ritual and doctrine, the politics involved in constructing "orthodoxy" and the neurophysiology of a religious experience.

3 lecture hours per week, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 86:150 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

Instructor: K. L. Noll