Philosophy and Religion

THE WORLD'S NEXT DOOR: Religions in Houston

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Price: 165.00 USD
5 Weeks

09 - 10 - 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2019-09-10 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

It's no secret that the Houston area is one of the most diverse urban areas in the country. But what does that diversity look like in real life, especially when it comes to religion? In this class we will explore four religions in Houston by introducing each religion from an academic point of view—as well as exploring how these religions manifest themselves as vital communities in Houston. We'll not only examine key terms, concepts, and beliefs, but also explore practices, communities, and our future as a city of multiple religions. The class will culminate with a site visit to a house of worship, making the connection between our classroom learning and lived community.

JILL CARROLL EXPLORES: Religion in the American Experiment

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Price: 200.00 USD
4 Weeks

09 - 25 - 2019, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 2019-09-25 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Religion has been a part of the American political experiment since the country’s very beginnings. During nearly every major event or stage of the country—the colonial period, the early post-Revolution years, the various stages of westward expansion, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Industrial Revolution, the various social movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, to 21st century grapplings with technology and late-stage capitalism—through all of them, religious belief and practice has informed the actors who drove these events into the national history. In this course we will look at the distinct ways in which religion was and remains an integral part of the relatively short American political experiment. In doing so, we will see more clearly how, regardless of our own personal faith practices, those of us born and/or raised in this country have a specific religious consciousness “baked” into us simply from breathing in the so-called “American Dream." (This four-session class will meet September 25, October 9, November 6, & December 11.)

JILL CARROLL EXPLORES: Religion in the American Experiment

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Price: 200.00 USD
4 Weeks

09 - 25 - 2019, 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM 2019-09-25 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Religion has been a part of the American political experiment since the country’s very beginnings. During nearly every major event or stage of the country—the colonial period, the early post-Revolution years, the various stages of westward expansion, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Industrial Revolution, the various social movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, to 21st century grapplings with technology and late-stage capitalism—through all of them, religious belief and practice has informed the actors who drove these events into the national history. In this course we will look at the distinct ways in which religion was and remains an integral part of the relatively short American political experiment. In doing so, we will see more clearly how, regardless of our own personal faith practices, those of us born and/or raised in this country have a specific religious consciousness “baked” into us simply from breathing in the so-called “American Dream." (This four session class will meet September 25, October 9, November 6, & December 11.)