Roanoke College - Courses Offered () - Religion
RELG 105 A
Title: Socrates, Jesus & the BuddhaInstructor: Dr. Hans M. Zorn
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Room: WEST 216
Catalog Description: A survey of the main figures in the religious and philosophical traditions of the Western world, as well as major figures in Eastern religion and philosophy. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
RELG 207 A
Title: Native American ReligionsInstructor: Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Room: WEST 024
Catalog Description: Long before Jamestown was founded, NativeAmericans practiced elaborate religioustraditions. This course will explore the richdiversity of practices that existed before firstcontact and those that evolved when Christianitybegan to spread. We will read Native Americanmyths and stories from around the continent andalso research individual tribal traditions. Wewill seek to understand ancient native rituals aswell as those movements that arose in response toChristianity such as the peyote cult and GhostDance. Finally, some recent expressions of NativeAmerican religion in literature and film will beexamined.
RELG 213 A
Title: Relg. & Philosophies of IndiaInstructor: Dr. Hans M. Zorn
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Room: LUCS 125
Catalog Description: An interdisciplinary examination of the philosophical and religious traditions of South Asia. Topics include the central ideas and practices of these traditions, their historical development, their styles of reasoning, and the relationship between religion and philosophy. (Cross-listed with Philosophy 213). Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
RELG 215 A
Title: The Life & Teachings of JesusInstructor: Dr. Aaron Sherwood
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Room: WEST 325
Catalog Description: Examination of the life and teachings of Jesus in the light of recent Biblical scholarship. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
RELG 231 A
Title: Religion, Philosophy & ScienceInstructor: Dr. Michal Valco
Time: T/TH 10:10AM-11:40AM
Room: LUCS 127
Catalog Description: An examination of the confrontations,compatibilities, and cooperation among religiousthought, philosophy, and scientific inquiry.Topics will include philosophical analyses ofscience, the debates between the natural sciencesand Western religion, recent development in thesocial sciences, and insights from Easternreligions. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
RELG 286 E
Title: Legacy of Modern TheologyInstructor: Dr. Ned Wisnefske
Time: T/TH 4:30PM-6:00PM
Room: WEST 228
Catalog Description: A study of ways Christian theologians responded tothe intellectual and cultural challenges of themodern world (1650-the present). (1)
RELG 330 A
Title: Christian Theol & World RelgInstructor: Dr. Gerald R. McDermott
Time: T/TH 1:10PM-2:40PM
Room: WEST 111
Catalog Description: An examination of religious pluralism, with special attention to three problems: the truth status of competing religious claims, salvation of religious others, and whether God has been revealed in other religions. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.