HUMA214W
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This course is an introduction to the history and worldviews of the major world religions focusing on their common elements as well as their diversity. A comparative approach is used to present the essential components common to all religious traditions: the nature of the divine, the place of humans in the world, founding narratives, rituals and symbols, the spiritual experience and the meaning of life after death. The ideological implications of these various religions in a global world will also be examined.