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UE: REL 223HM: Religions of the World I: Western Religions: Module 3

A study of Western religions, including religions of non-literate societies and ancient religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, students will be able to: 

  • Identify the role of Abraham and Moses as patriarchs of the tradition. 
  • Explain core beliefs of the Jewish faith. 
  • Discuss the differences between various Jewish sects. 
  • Explain the meaning of the major Jewish holidays and rituals. 
  • Understand terms and vocabulary appropriate for the study of Judaism. 

Assignments

Action Assignment Due no later than
Read The Sacred Paths of the West, Chapters 6,7, and 8
Complete Practice vocabulary exercise
Post Initial response to the discussion question Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Post Responses to at least two classmates Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Submit Assignment Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Continue Journal assignment Module 7

Books of Interest