Indigenous Religions (Global)

RELI 385

This course examines and discusses the dynamism of Indigenous religions in the world, particularly in North America and Africa; Buddhism; and Christianity. It will consider common themes in each tradition and illuminate areas of distinction. The manner and context in which each of these religious traditions evolved and principles associated with such traditions will be key throughout the course.

RELI 381

This course examines and discusses religious beliefs in Africa and among the Indigenous peoples in the world, particularly in the Americas and Asia. It will explore the relationship between religion and culture in these diverse settings and illumine the manner that social and environmental forces are shaped by religio-cultural dynamics and vice-versa. Special attention will be paid to issues of land, women, sacred sites, and the ecology.

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