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Interhistory of Religions - HRS4801

Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
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Purpose: On completion of this module, students will know and understand the religious and philosophical encounter between various religious traditions. Students will be able to determine the extent of convergence and difference between these religio-philosophical systems. They will also be prepared to answer the question to what extent the respective ethical views and practices following from them might lead to cooperation as far contemporary questions (ecological crisis, etc) is concerned. Within this framework it will be possible to concentrate on one or more clusters of religions, such as: Religions in Africa; Buddhism and Christianity; Judaism, Christianity, Islam & Baha'i, Greco-Roman religion, Judaism and Christianity; Hinduism as a diasporic tradition; The pagan revival as a New Religious Movement.