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REL 343
Witchcraft and Magic in Medieval and 3 cr
  Early Modern Europe  
The history of beliefs and practices concerning witches, magic and witch-hunting in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Identical with HY 343. Credit cannot be received for both REL 343 and HY 343.

REL 351

Philosophy of Religion (W) 3 cr
Investigates the nature of religion, including religious experience, religious language, arguments for the existence of God, and the problem of evil. Identical with PHL 351. Credit cannot be received for both REL 351 and PHL 351.

REL 352

World Religions 3 cr
Major Eastern and Western religions emphasizing their historical development, their theological structure, and their philosophical implications. Identical with PHL 352. Credit cannot be received for both REL 352 and PHL 352.

REL 353

Reformation Europe 3 cr
The role of religious change in the 16th and 17th centuries. Identical with HY 353. Credit cannot be received for both REL 353 and HY 353.

REL 354

Philosophies of India 3 cr
Introduces the major religions and philosophies of India by the way of the classical Realist/Anti-Realist debate in India. Study of the major religious doctrines of theistic and non-dualist Vedanta, Buddhism, and Jainism, and their philosophical articulation in the Nyaya, Advaita Vedanta, Madhyamaka, and other schools. Identical with PHL 354. Credit cannot be received for both REL 354 and PHL 354.

REL 355

Chinese Philosophy 3 cr
Introduces the major classical religious and philosophical systems of China by way of an examination of early Confucianism, Mohism, Yangism, Legalism, Taoism, and Chinese Buddhism. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the role of these schools in the development of Chinese religion, morality, and political organization. Identical with PHL 355. Credit cannot be received for both REL 355 and PHL 355.

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