REL 102 Intro to Study of Spirituality

An introduction to the academic study of spirituality. This course examines spirituality descriptively, analytically, and critically, not prescriptively or normatively. Employing multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches, this course explores various definitions and descriptions of spirituality, as well as approaches to understanding the personal dimensions of religion in terms of both interior life and social experience, through selected classic and contemporary texts, traditions, art and artifacts, themes, practices, disciplines, and exercises of diverse spiritualities. The course also gives attention to spiritualities of selected religious communities, as well as to non-religious spiritualities, engaging the study of spirituality inter-religiously and comparatively. Religion Perspective


1 Course Credit