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Master of Religious Philosophy
Master of Religious Philosophy


 
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Master of Religious Philosophy
Course Credits: 4
Conferral: Master Certificate

Lesson Type: Email
Required for: Chaplaincy Program
Note: N/A
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Course Outline:

The Master of Religious Philosophy course takes a look at the very basis of religion itself. This enlightening study offers an interesting approach to human conceptions about religion.

This is not a course in World Religion or Comparative Religion; nor is it a course in Religious Beliefs.

The field of Religious Philosophy addresses questions about how or why religion is persistent and pervasive through the ages.
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Why do we humans seem to be unable to conceive of a society without religion?
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How did it start? Why did it start? And, how did it ever end up in the state that it is now?

Lessons in this course include the following topics:

  • Introduction; History of Religious Philosophy
  • Fundamentals and Precepts
  • Organized Religions and Cults
  • Origin of Religion
  • Why are humans apparently innately religious?
  • Fundamental Forms of Religious Structure
  • Religious Classification Schemes
  • The Five A’s of Religious Tolerance
  • Religious Expression: Myth
  • Religious Expression: Doctrine
  • Religious Expression: Scripture
  • Religious Expression: Sacred Space
  • Religious Functionality: Nature
  • Religious Functionality: Social
  • Religious Functionality: Psychological
  • Religious Functionality: Political
  • Religious Globalization
  • Millenarian & Eschatalogical Systems
  • Ecclesiasticism: Eastern Faiths
  • Ecclesiasticism: Western Faiths
  • Ecclesiasticism: Southern Faiths
  • The Fourth Way: Communal and Shamanistic Faiths
  • Religion and Science: Partners or Competitors?
  • The Future of Religion

This is a required course for completing our Chaplaincy Program

Instructions are included in the course for where to submit any assignments, quiz and essay questions. A Course Final you submit will be reviewed by Faculty, and your completion certificate/diploma will be issued by the ULC Seminary Board of Directors.

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5 of 5 Much more in depth than expected! July 5, 2017
Reviewer: Manuel Colunga-Hernandez from Deer River, MN United States  
I will be sending in a critique with corrections needed in a few places within the discourses (spelling and citations needed) However reading through the course and then syntopically weaving the threads of thought together have shown this course to be one very necessary for anyone who thinks on the matters of 'what and why a religion at all?' This is a well served course. I have four lessons to do yet, but am in no way disappointed and am drinking in a LOT of new thought and learning!  Please do this course!

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5 of 5 A pleasent surprise! June 10, 2017
Reviewer: Kenneth Pearson from Auburn, WA United States  
A course in which forces one to think, not just memorize what others think. I'm still 'digesting' what I learned.

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