Master of Religious Philosophy
Course Credits: 4
Conferral: Master Certificate
Lesson Type: Email
Required for: Chaplaincy Program
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.
- Why do we humans seem to be unable to conceive of a society without religion?
- 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.