Very few things have the impact on human culture that religion does. Our values, our understanding of ourselves as individuals, our understanding of society, our view of nature, even our definition of truth, stem from concepts originally fostered in a religious environment. Religious Studies is the exploration of the expression of religion in human culture. It explores how and why a religion is meaningful to the people who practice it and asks how human ideas about the divine, as well as the way religious concepts are expressed in texts, rituals and belief systems. http://www.mun.ca/relstudies/about/.
This subject equips learners with the recognition, understanding and appreciation of a variety of religions without favour or discrimination.
- Variety of religions
- Common features of religion
- Topical issues in society
- Research into and across religions
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