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Introduction to Religion and Culture

This course explores the academic study of religion, surveying the interpretation of myth, history, and fiction to distinguish how concepts such as truth, fact, belief, and knowledge are used in varying contexts. We examine creation myths from different religions, read biblical stories with an emphasis on historical criticism, look closely at the anthropology of violence and the way religion in contemporary times has been weaponized for political purposes, and read novels by authors such as Kurt Vonnegut and Elie Wiesel. This is a graduation requirement open to members of the Fifth and Sixth Form. 

  • Religion