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Jerome Bauer's Comparative Religion Courses

(Note to Religious Studies Majors and Minors: Please check with your Religious Stuides Advisor to make sure these courses will fulfill your comparative requirement before taking them, to avoid any misunderstanding).

For official information about the Religious Studies Program, please contact Professor
Ahmet Karamustafa, akaramus@artsci.wustl.edu.

 

Evaluating the Comparative Use of a Term
(Philological / Deconstruction Approach)

 

"miracles"  

ReSt 3393 "Miracles, Marvels, and Magic"

 

 "fundamentalism"

ReSt 470 [UC] "Topics in Religious Studies: Fundamentalisms East and West"

 

"karma"

ReSt 3391 "Karma and Rebirth"

 

 

Comparing: Hindu / Jaina and Christian / Pagan Traditions
("Apples and Oranges" or "Creative Juxtaposition" Approach)

 

ReSt 3393 "Miracles, Marvels, and Magic"

 

ReSt 470 [UC] "Topics in Religious Studies:

Middle-Earth and Bharata-Varsha"

=CompLit 4705

 

 

Ethnohistorical / Dialogical Approach

 

(Note: This course is 200-level, and so will not fulfill the Religious Studiescomparative religion requirement)

 

ReSt 251F "Religious Minorities of South Asia"

=Anthro 251F, =Hist 251F

 

 

Washington University Comparative
Religion Courses
(Non-Exhaustive List)

(Note to Religious Studies Majors and Minors: Please check with your Religious Stuides Advisor
to make sure these courses will fulfill your comparative requirement before taking them, to avoid
any misunderstanding).

This page is under construction, and will be updated to include all officially recognized
comparative courses. The following are listed on the Religious Studies Undergraduate
Degree Program flier as fulfilling the cross-cultural, comparative requirement:

 

ReSt 3302 Science and Religious Worldviews
(not to be confused with
Prof. Frank Flinn's ReSt 3301, Religion and Science)

ReSt 3381 Pilgrims and Pilgrimages

ReSt 375 How the World Began: Creation Myths of the Ancient World (Prof. Pamela Barmash)

ReSt 3802 Sacred Shrines and Holy Places (Prof. Frank Flinn)

ReSt 390 Lyrics of Mystical Love, East and West (Prof. Fatemeh Keshavarz)

 

The following courses have significant comparataive content. Please consult your Religious Studies advisor before taking them, if you wish to count them towards the requirement.

 

U66 RelSt 381 Major Figures in Christian Thought: Women Theologists [Professor Frank Flinn]
[Last taught
Autumn 2002, University College]

U66 RelSt 478 Religion and Violence [Professor Frank Flinn]
[Last taught
Spring 2002, University College; Next taught Autumn 2003, University College ]

 

Comparative Religion Courses at Local Universities

(Note to Religious Studies Majors and Minors: Please check with your Religious Stuides Advisor
to make sure these courses may be transferred before taking them, to avoid any misunderstanding).

(This page is under construction)

 

Comparative Religion Bibliography and Links

Selected Bibliography

A Magic Still Dwells: Comparative Religion in the Postmodern Age
Patton, Kimberley, Ray, Benjamin, ed. 2000. Berkeley: University of California Press
BL80.2 .M24 2000 Olin Level B Stacks

Comparative Religion: A History
Sharpe, Eric J. 1986 (2nd ed.) LaSalle, Illinois: Open Court
BL41 S52 1986 Olin Level B Stacks

Patterns in Comparative Religion
Eliade, Mircea. 1958. New York: Sheed and Ward
BL80 E513 Olin Level B Stacks

The Implied Spider: Politics and Theology in Myth
Doniger, Wendy. 1998. New York: Columbia University Press
BL304 D54 1998 Olin Level B Stacks
[An introduction to
comparative mythology]

History of Religion [Journal}
BL1 H65 Olin Level B Stacks

History of Religion Online

 

Links

(Neither I nor anyone else at Washington University necessarily endorse these websites)'

 

Comparative Religion Links, University of Washington Library

Comparative Religion: A Directory of Internet Resources for the Academic Study of Religion

Method and Theory in the Study of Religion: A Specialized Bibliography

UCSB Religion Journals Links

Reed College Religion Links

Comparative Religion Resources at Questia: The Online Library for Books and Journals

Religious Studies Review Index

Esalen Center for Theory and Research

Theta Alpha Kappa: National Honor Society for Religious Studies / Theology

International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR)

American Academy of Religion (AAR)

AAR Program Unit on Comparative Studies in Religion

AAR Midwest Regional Section

AAR Project: "Contesting Religion and Religions Contested: The Study of Religion in a Global Context"

Beliefnet.com

 

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