F&ES 784Ea/REL912H / 2014-2015

Western Religions and Ecology

Credits: 2
Fall 2014: O, Online, October 13-December 5

This is an online course. You must start on October 10, no exceptions
You must also have completed F&ES 783E/REL 903H, Introductions to Religion and Ecology.

You will also have weekly meetings on Wed 4-5pm, 77 Prospect St, Room A001

Please join course on ClassesV2 for invite to online system

This course explores views of nature in the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Students examine historical examples of human-Earth interactions expressed in scriptures, traditions, and ritual practices. In particular, they explore the meaning of “dominion” in Judaism, “stewardship” in Christianity, and “trusteeship” in Islam. Having retrievedthese examples, they evaluate them in light of present environmental insights and challenges. Students also explore contemporary examples of how these religions are engaged in environmental projects within their different communities. In these ways students come to reflect upon values inherent in these religions that have helped to shape and inform cultural interactions with nature in the West Prerequisites for F&ES 784:
F&ES 783: Introduction to Religion and Ecology (Jan 14-Feb 18)