What Are Comparative Religion Classes Like?

What Are Comparative Religion Classes Like?


>>RORY JOHNSON: Religion is a field that sharpens
other disciplines. There’s an exposure to things that are foreign, things that are unknown,
things that are new, new cultures, different ideas, different ways of perceiving the world,
different ways of being in the world.>>JIM HANGES: The very act of asking students
to critically reflect on things that are that deeply held is not often a comfortable process,
but it’s necessary to critically examine what one assumes to be true about reality, assumes
to be true about the world they live in.>>COURTNEY DEHAAS: I’ve learned how to think,
how to critically analyze a problem, and how to address that problem and how to understand
the conversation around that problem.>>KELSEY JONES: Until you look at a text and
say, “What does this say?” and what did that mean back in the historical context in which
it was written, you can’t really get a firm understanding of what the text is trying to
say until you put it back into its original context.>>NATHAN FRENCH: Students who are studying
religion are going to begin to understand the stake they have in the conversation on
religion in the United States and across the globe. The courses that we offer are really
going to allow them to ask questions that they haven’t asked before of their role and
responsibility in that conversation.

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