This course 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 course is to explore three key questions:
- Why study religion?
- What is religion?
- How should religion be studied?
The course begins with a series of video clips on religion in Liverpool.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in.