Introduction to religious studies

Uvod v religiologijo

Course credits:

6.0 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Aleš Črnič

Type:

Required

Language:

Slovenian

Semester:

Second semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Cultural studies - Studies of Culture and Creativity

Short content

The course introduces the basis of social scientific and humanistic studies of religion. After the presentation of the basic definitions (religion, culture, myth, ritual, transcendence, sacred …) it sketches the main theoretical and methodological approaches developed by sociology of religion, anthropology of r., philosophy of r., phenomenology of r., history of r., theology, psychology of r. and religious studies. The course analyses the complex roles of religion in contemporary societies, focusing on its constructive (i.e. integrative role in highly individualized world) and destructive aspects (i.e. the role of religion as potential generator of conflicts).

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