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The Anglican Orthodoxy and homosexuality

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Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Jul 2014
An emergent thread of Anglicanism is adopting a literal Biblical approach to sexuality in opposition to more liberal evangelicals. Andrew McKinnon...

60-Second Adventures in Religion

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Sep 2012
Ever wondered why Karl Marx thought religion was like Opium - or whether religion is possible without a god? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series...

Would all religions benefit from having women leaders?

Would all religions benefit from having women leaders? Creative commons image Credit: Art History Images (Holly Hayes) under CC BY-NC 2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Apr 2012
Does history show us that the greater participation by women as leaders could enrich some or all religions? 

Divine Women: Episode three - War of the Words

Divine Women: Episode three - War of the Words Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2012
In the final episode, Bettancy Hughes discovers how the period known as the Dark Ages was in fact a golden age for a few remarkable women

What’s the big deal about virginity?

What’s the big deal about virginity? Creative commons image Credit: Lawrence OP under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Apr 2012
Celibacy has been valued by women and men within many religious traditions. But why has such high spiritual significance been associated with women...

Divine Women: Episode two - Handmaids of the Gods

Divine Women: Episode two - Handmaids of the Gods Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Apr 2012
In episode two Bettany Hughes uncovers the lost era of the priestess and visits Lesbos, home of the poet Sappho and, perhaps, the spiritual home of...

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Veiling

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Veiling
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 22 Jan 2014
This unit explores controversies associated with the practice of ‘veiling’ within Islam. The Islamic ‘veil', be it in the form of the hijab, niqab,...

Studying religion

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Studying religion Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
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...

The Enlightenment

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Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
The unit will examine the Enlightenment. To help understand the nature and scale of the cultural changes of the time, we offer a 'map' of the...

Mi'kmaq: First Nation people

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Advanced level Duration 20 mins Updated 17 Apr 2013
Can heritage continue to inform the way we live today? Is it possible to balance traditional ideas with a modern life? The Mi'kmaq people have had...

Veiling: Tradition, Identity and Fashion

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Advanced level Duration 35 mins Updated 22 Feb 2013
Why do Muslim women wear the hijab? How do they reconcile different approaches to veiling between generations, across different geographical...

Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi

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Advanced level Duration 35 mins Updated 13 Feb 2013
Regina Jonas (1902-1944), who is now widely recognised as the world’s first female rabbi, was ordained in Nazi Germany in 1935. However, for many...

The science of evolution

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The science of evolution Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 31 Aug 2012
This unit debates the issues surrounding the science of evolution and religion.

Introducing the philosophy of religion

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Introducing the philosophy of religion Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 10 Apr 2012
In this unit Timothy Chappell, Professor of Philosophy, asks what the words 'God' and 'religion' mean, and what it means to ask philosophical...

Religion today: Themes and issues

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Religion today: Themes and issues Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Jun 2011
There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in a secular age, an age in which religion is at best an optional extra, if not a false...

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BA (Honours) History

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BA (Honours) History Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 Jul 2014
With this degree course you will develop and deepen your knowledge of different periods of history from antiquity to the twentieth century....

Why is religion controversial?

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Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 30 Jul 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
This module focuses on the connections between religion and various controversial issues such as politics, tradition, atheism, multiculturalism and...

Medicine and society in Europe 1500-1930

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Medicine and society in Europe 1500-1930 Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 30 Jul 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
This fascinating introduction to medical history explores the social, political and economic contexts of western medicine and its interaction with...

Exploring philosophy

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Exploring philosophy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 30 Jul 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Explores fundamental philosophical questions from six key areas: the self; philosophy of religion; ethics; knowledge and science; the mind; and...