Religion studies 220

Module code REL 220
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Theology
Module content

Part 1: Myth, symbols and other phenomena
Religion in diachronic and phenomenological perspective; Cosmologies and theologies; Myth and narrative; Ritual; Spirituality; Offices; Symbolism and communication. The module will focus primarily on mythical motives and thought patterns in the Old and New Testaments. By means of a capita selecta the chosen texts are analysed within the timeframe and world view of their own origin.
Part 2: Ancient religions
The content, characteristics and influence of religions in the Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean worlds will be studied: e.g. Egypt, Canaan, Mesopotamia, Greece etc. (A selection will be made every year.)

Module credits 20.00
Service modules Faculty of Education
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Afrikaans and English is used in one class
Academic organisation Theology Dean's Office
Period of presentation Semester 2

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