RELG 011. First-Year Seminar: Religion and the Meaning of Life


What is the purpose and meaning of life? What does it mean to be human? What constitutes "a life well lived"? Themes include religion and personal and social change, understandings of the Sacred, religion and radical action, community, suffering, despair, love, healing, the living and the dead, and good and evil. Readings include Gospel of Matthew, Gospel of Thomas, Francis of Assisi, Frederick Douglass, Lucretia Mott, Leo Tolstoy, Thich Nhat Hanh, Dorothy Day, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Martin Luther King, Jr., J. K. Rowling, Bryan Stevenson, Greg Boyle, Terry Tempest Williams, and Krista Tippett.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Fall 2017. Ross.
Spring 2019. Ross.
Fall 2019. Ross.
Catalog chapter: Religion  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/religion


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