Introducing Religions - for iPad/Mac/PC

Introducing Religions - for iPad/Mac/PC

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Why study religion? An understanding of the world’s religious traditions is crucial in helping us to appreciate not just the varied forms of belief and practice that we encounter at home, abroad and in the media, but also the influence that religion has on world affairs. This course offers an introduction to the study of religions, and in particular to six major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, including the various roles of their founders and leaders, their texts, rituals, practices and behaviors. This practical insight will enable you to develop a better understanding of different beliefs and worldviews and what these mean to their adherents. This material is taken from The Open University Course A217 Introducing Religions.
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Why study religion? An understanding of the world’s religious traditions is crucial in helping us to appreciate not just the varied forms of belief and practice that we encounter at home, abroad and in the media, but also the influence that religion has on world affairs. This course offers an introduction to the study of religions, and in particular to six major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, including the various roles of their founders and leaders, their texts, rituals, practices and behaviors. This practical insight will enable you to develop a better understanding of different beliefs and worldviews and what these mean to their adherents. This material is taken from The Open University Course A217 Introducing Religions.
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Introducing Religions

13 Apr 2010 | 01 min 02 secs

Introducing Religion...

13 Apr 2010 | 01 min 02 secs

The architecture of a mos...

27 May 2008 | 03 mins 10 secs

The architecture of ...

27 May 2008 | 03 mins 10 secs

An important shrine in De...

27 May 2008 | 05 mins 09 secs

An important shrine ...

27 May 2008 | 05 mins 09 secs

Hinduism in an Indian vil...

27 May 2008 | 11 mins 52 secs

Hinduism in an India...

27 May 2008 | 11 mins 52 secs

Varanasi: An important re...

27 May 2008 | 04 mins 33 secs

Varanasi: An importa...

27 May 2008 | 04 mins 33 secs

The evolution of Hinduism

27 May 2008 | 11 mins 04 secs

The evolution of Hin...

27 May 2008 | 11 mins 04 secs

The place of Enlightenmen...

27 May 2008 | 10 mins 27 secs

The place of Enlight...

27 May 2008 | 10 mins 27 secs

Becoming a Buddhist monk

27 May 2008 | 14 mins

Becoming a Buddhist ...

27 May 2008 | 14 mins

Everyday Jewish life

27 May 2008 | 10 mins 28 secs

Everyday Jewish life

27 May 2008 | 10 mins 28 secs

Greek orthodox Holy commu...

27 May 2008 | 02 mins 01 sec

Greek orthodox Holy ...

27 May 2008 | 02 mins 01 sec

Three different Sikh temp...

27 May 2008 | 12 mins 08 secs

Three different Sikh...

27 May 2008 | 12 mins 08 secs

The importance of music i...

27 May 2008 | 03 mins 06 secs

The importance of mu...

27 May 2008 | 03 mins 06 secs

Initiation into a Sikh se...

27 May 2008 | 02 mins 17 secs

Initiation into a Si...

27 May 2008 | 02 mins 17 secs

A Sikh school

27 May 2008 | 04 mins

A Sikh school

27 May 2008 | 04 mins