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The English Civil War: Tremors - Introduction

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The English Civil War: Tremors - Introduction Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Jun 2015
Tristram Hunt introduces the section that explores the gathering rumblings before the war.

Arts & Humanities Tasters

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Updated 22 Jan 2015
Is Arts & Humanities for you? Dip into some of our tasters and find out!

Hindu Creation Stories

Hindu Creation Stories Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jan 2015
Our animation shares a Hindu view of creation.

The Free Will Defence: A Good God vs The Problem of Evil

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The Free Will Defence: A Good God vs The Problem of Evil Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Nov 2014
How can a good God allow evil to flourish? This animation looks at this puzzling question. 

Halloween: What’s the devil got to do with it?

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Oct 2014
Why is Halloween, an evening traditionally used to honour the deceased, now associated with all things spooky and gruesome? 

Sacred and secular

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Sacred and secular Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 04 Sep 2014
Leaders in the fields of religion, law and business discuss the complications when the three align.

Sacred and secular: Barry Bussey

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Sacred and secular: Barry Bussey Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Aug 2014
Is religious doctrine still a given when it comes to rights and ethics? This video investigates that question.

Sacred and secular: Brett Scharffs

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Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Aug 2014
This video explores the corporate social responsibilities of business versus ethical beliefs.

Sacred and secular: Julian Rivers

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Sacred and secular: Julian Rivers Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Aug 2014
Religious beliefs towards dress, sexuality and property versus secular law is discussed by Professor Julian Rivers.   

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Studying religion

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Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 03 Sep 2015
This free course, Studying religion, will give you an opportunity to think about some of the key concepts and methods of the discipline of...

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,...

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...

Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi

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Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Advanced level Duration 35 mins Updated 27 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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Why is religion controversial?

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Why is religion controversial? Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 04 Sep 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
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
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 04 Sep 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
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
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 04 Sep 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Explores fundamental philosophical questions from six key areas: the self; philosophy of religion; ethics; knowledge and science; the mind; and...