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This course examines a selection of issues related to the study of religion, beginning with an overview of religion and reality followed by an exploration of the evolution of religion from its tribal routs, through the major centers of civilization (e.g. Ancient Israel, Ancient Greece, China in the Late First Millennium BCE, Ancient India) into the emergence of organized religion. It also explores the origins of the major world religions, and the development of new religious movements along with such issues as orthodoxy, authority, formations of sacred texts and relations with (or reactions to) secularism.
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