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Religious Studies

  • RLST 260 Contemporary Religious Movements

    An evaluative study of current pseudo-Christian movements that originated in North America, this course also assists students in understanding the influence of Eastern Mysticism in our culture.

    Cross-listed: SOC 260 Contemporary Religious Movements

  • RLST 311 World Religions

    This course presents a study of the history, founders, practices, and main doctrines of the major non-Christian religions, including Animism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Shintoism. Eastern and Western religious trends and their synthetic expressions are examined.

  • RLST 450 Psychology of Religion

    Psychology of religion involves the application of psychological research methods and interpretive frameworks to diverse forms of religion and spirituality, encourages the incorporation of the results of such work into clinical and other applied settings, and fosters constructive dialogue and interchange between psychological study and practice on the one hand and between religious perspectives and institutions on the other. Practical applications in this course will emphasize how Christians can enter into constructive dialogue with the theoretical and empirical literature, examining psychological research from a Christian perspective, and employing, with discernment, the findings of the psychology of religion in their own faith lives.

    Cross-listed: PSY 450 Psychology of Religion

    Prerequisite: 6 credit hours of Psychology

  • RLST 454 Religious Studies Seminar

    This course integrates biblical research with one or more other academic discipline in order to address current cultural, social, or ethical issues.

    Cross-listed: BLST 454 Religious Studies Seminar

  • RLST 455 Contemporary Topics in the Philosophy of Religion

    This seminar focuses on contemporary questions in the philosophy of religion. Themes to be considered may include religion, violence, and politics; the nature of religious experience; the relationship between faith and reason; religious language; and the philosophical analysis of the theological doctrines.

    Cross-listed: PHI 455 Contemporary Topics in the Philosophy of Religion

    Prerequisite: 6 credit hours of Philosophy