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Studying religion

Introduction

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This unit will give you an opportunity to think about some of the key concepts and methods of the discipline of religious studies. You will meet examples of different forms of religious practice and belief, mostly from Britain and India, and will compare the ways in which boundaries are drawn (or not drawn) between what is held to be ‘religious’ and ‘non-religious’ in two different societies.

The aim of this unit is to explore three key questions:

  1. Why study religion?

  2. What is religion?

  3. How should religion be studied?

The unit begins with a series of video clips on religion in Liverpool.

This study unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course A103 An introduction to the Humanities, which is no longer taught by the University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this subject area [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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