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History of Religion HIS 5365: Home

This Course Guide helps you identify some of the resources available at Mohammed VI Library. For more information please get in touch with Your Librarian whose contact information is listed below right.

Vocabulary list

Please use the vocabulary list below to search the library catalog, through the keyword function, to identify materials relevant to this course.

  • History of religion
  • World religion
  • Theory of religion
  • Religion and evolution
  • Development of new religions
  • Religion and secularism
  • Judaism, christianity and islam



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.

Library of Congress Classes and Subclasses

Please use the call number below to search the library catalog, through the Call Number function, to browse the library collection listing materials relevant to this course.

  • BL1-2790 Religions. Mythology. Rationalism
  • BL1-50 Religion (General)
  • BL51-65 Philosophy of religion. Psychology of religion. Religion in relation to other subjects
  • BL74-99 Religions of the world
  • BT98-180 God

Subject Guide