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End of the World (W)

Fall 2020

Description

This course introduces students to the ways in which historic and contemporary religious communities interpret catastrophes and how religious worlds explain and provide humans with tools to cope with catastrophes and with making meaning out of suffering and death. Focus is on visions of the end of the world (apocalypticism, environmental destruction), interpreting the meaning of disasters (natural, human-induced), and personal and global annihilation (epidemics, nuclear destruction).

Class Notes

Class Details

Instructor
Instructor Name (static text): 
Crews, Christopher G
Location

WWW ONLINE

Class Registration Information

Class #
5517
Course
RELS 357W -
SECT 04
Units
3
Fees
Price TBA:
  • $ / unit
Capacity
25/29
Class Meeting Dates

08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Days

TBA

Times

Registration

RELS 357W - SECT 04

End of the World (W)

Class: 5517 Units: 3

M-F 08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020 TBA

This course introduces students to the ways in which historic and contemporary religious communities interpret catastrophes and how religious worlds explain and provide humans with tools to cope with catastrophes and with making meaning out of suffering and death. Focus is on visions of the end of the world (apocalypticism, environmental destruction), interpreting the meaning of disasters (natural, human-induced), and personal and global annihilation (epidemics, nuclear destruction).

Class Notes

This course introduces students to the ways in which historic and contemporary religious communities interpret catastrophes and how religious worlds explain and provide humans with tools to cope with catastrophes and with making meaning out of suffering and death. Focus is on visions of the end of the world (apocalypticism, environmental destruction), interpreting the meaning of disasters (natural, human-induced), and personal and global annihilation (epidemics, nuclear destruction).

Instructor
Instructor Name (static text): 
Crews, Christopher G
Location
WWW ONLINE