Views of the Absolute in World Religions

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Joseph Michael Fedel, M.A., is a philosophy lecturer at Washtenaw Community College in Michigan. He studied philosophy at California State University, East Bay. During that time, his focus shifted from philosophy to philosophy of religion, and he helped establish the option in religious studies and the minor in religious studies in his philosophy department.

Textbook(s) for this course: Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions
Author: Joseph Epes Brown
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Joseph Michael Fedel, M.A., is a philosophy lecturer at Washtenaw Community College in Michigan. He studied philosophy at California State University, East Bay. During that time, his focus shifted from philosophy to philosophy of religion, and he helped establish the option in religious studies and the minor in religious studies in his philosophy department.

Textbook(s) for this course: Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions
Author: Joseph Epes Brown
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Year: 2001
ISBN: 0195138759

AND The World's Religions
Author: Huston Smith
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Year: 2009
ISBN: 0061660183

AND The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions
Author: Philip Novak
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Year: 1994
ISBN: 0060663421



X10 (3 semester units in Religious Studies)

Explore the important aspects of several important world religions, focusing on their definitions of the absolute (for example, God, Tao, the void) and how the individual relates to it. Diverse religions are covered, including Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism and Native American traditions.

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