This Keynote Unit encompasses the philosophical and anthropological introduction to conceptualizing the study of religion. It is intended as an intro for an International Baccalaureate World Religions course but could be used otherwise.
It addresses themes such as: The etymology of religion, religion vs. spirituality, definition of religion, academic methodology of studying religion, origins of religion, and the purpose of religions.
One slide is paired with Chapter 1 of William Portier's Tradition and Incarnation.
By: Engaging the Religious Mind
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