This freshman course investigates what religion is and does, compares religious ideas and practices, and explores how religion influences the relationship between individual and community. Three extra guest lectures look into new religious movements, and the Ozarks religion.
Religious symbols with bilateral and/or rotational symmetry. From left to right: 1st Row: Christian Cross, Jewish Star of David, Taoist Taijitu. 2nd Row: Islamic Star and crescent, Buddhist Wheel of Dharma, Shinto Torii. 3rd Row: Sikh Khanda, Bahá'í star, Jain Swastika (Source: Wikimedia)
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