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UE: REL 223HM: Religions of the World I: Western Religions: Module 5

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


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

  • Explain the relationship between Judaism and Christianity. 
  • Define terms commonly used in the discussion of Christianity such as Messiah, Christology, Arianism, Docetism, eschatology, Gnosticism, and sacrament. 
  • Explain the main issues that led to the Reformation in the 16th century. 
  • Discuss the various sacraments and rituals celebrated in Christian churches. 


Action Assignment Due no later than
Read The Sacred Paths of the West, Chapters 9, 10, 11
Complete Vocabulary exercise (optional)
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

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