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PHIL.2960-210: Introduction to World Religions

Overview of World Religions

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gold statue of buddhist goddess
Detail of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin). Korean, Goryeo period, ca. 1220 to 1285
Smithsonian Museum

Welcome to Introduction to World Religions with Dr. Aaron Shepherd

The course introduces the study of world religions, and engages the philosophical issues that arise when we ask, “What is religion?” Following this nine religious traditions are introduced, including: 

  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Sikhism
  • Judaism
  • Islam
  • Christianity.

About this Guide

The purpose of this guide is to introduce you to the resources of the UML Library; it contains links to articles, books, databases and tutorial videos about locating the material you need for your research.

You can search from the library home page, or directly from the search widgtes included here. If you are off campus you need to be logged in to your UML email to access library material. 

Required Text

Jeffrey Brodd et al., Invitation to World Religions, 3rd edition (Oxford University Press) ISBN: 978-0190690816 

You need the 3rd edition, as it contains material not in the previous editions
A copy of this textbook is on Course Reserve at O’Leary Library.