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OpenLearn Live: 2nd February 2016

OpenLearn Live: 2nd February 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: Original image public domain / Restoration by Adam Cuerden New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Feb 2016
What do you do when fasting in a tiny hut isn't austere enough? Then more free learning across the day.

Why there's still faith in the Spanish education system

Why there's still faith in the Spanish education system Creative commons image Randy OHC under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Sep 2015
God judges you solely on the content of your heart, it's said. In Spain, some students are tested on the ability to pray. It's just one reason why...

Hajj 2015: Balancing pilgrimage with consumerism

Hajj 2015: Balancing pilgrimage with consumerism Creative commons image Wasilli under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Sep 2015
The accident at this year's Hajj is a reminder of the tensions between the devout and the consumerist being played out at the pilgrimage.

The English Civil War: Tremors - Introduction

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The English Civil War: Tremors - Introduction Copyrighted image Copyright: 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

Arts & Humanities Tasters Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
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 Copyright: 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 Copyright: 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?

Halloween: What’s the devil got to do with it? Creative commons image Geckoam under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
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? 

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Veiling

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Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 06 Jan 2016
This free course explores controversies associated with the practice of 'veiling' within Islam. The Islamic 'veil', be it in the form of the hijab,...

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...

The Enlightenment

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Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 18 Aug 2014
The free course will examine the Enlightenment. To help understand the nature and scale of the cultural changes of the time, we offer a 'map' of...

Introducing the philosophy of religion

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
In this free course, Introducing the philosophy of religion, Timothy Chappell, Professor of Philosophy, asks what the words 'God' and 'religion'...

Religion today: Themes and issues

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Religion today: Themes and issues Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
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...

The science of evolution

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 31 Aug 2012
This free course debates the issues surrounding the science of evolution and religion.

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Why is religion controversial?

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Why is religion controversial? Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
This module focuses on the connections between religion and various controversial issues such as politics, tradition, atheism, multiculturalism and...

Exploring philosophy

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Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Explores fundamental philosophical questions from six key areas: the self; philosophy of religion; ethics; knowledge and science; the mind; and...