Introduction to Religious Texts

We focus on the western religious tradition, and in particular, on native English texts (and other important religious texts found in English translation). In addition to reading and understanding religious texts (in their socio-historical contexts), as well as making connections to Christian Philosophy, we also practice writing in the style of the various religious texts we’ll read…

Curriculum TBD, though it will include: The King James Bible (and its translation & literary techniques); The Book of Common Prayer; Hymns; Liturgy; Christian Monastic Traditions (chanting; scribe work; monasticism); and the supernatural in the Western traditions (spirits, possession, visions, ritual magic, etc.).