REL190-000: Fresh Sem: Religion

Topic: Evidence in Religion & Science

January 10, 2017 - April 24, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
TuTh
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Candler Library 124
Laderman, Gary
FSEM32150
Appropriate for First Year students.
Dynamics of inquiry on a focused research topic. Will include discussion, debate, oral and written presentations. Topic varies.

Special Evidence-Focused Seminar. For more information: http://evidence.emory.edu/in-the-news/evidence-focused-courses.html

This seminar will investigate the uses and deployment of evidence to make claims about reality, meaning, and values, taking an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the dynamics and the stakes in both religion and science. In very broad terms, we will examine the nature of evidence from three distinctive vantage points: the perspectives of the religious believer; the perspectives of science; and the perspectives of religious studies.

Texts:

Alvord, The Scalpel and the Silver Bear

Zaleski, Otherworld Journeys: Accounts of Near Death Experiences

  1. Please see main course description for texts.

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