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The Cosmopolitan Medieval Arabic World (Coursera)

Did you know that Arabic was for centuries the lingua franca in an area stretching from the south of Spain to the Chinese border? Did you know that the Middle East under Muslim rule in those days was the world’s beating heart of trade, but also of science and scholarship?
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Science & Religion 101 (Coursera)

Nov 1st 2021
Science & Religion 101 (Coursera)
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This course examines the nature of both science and religion and attempts to explore the possible relationships between them. The primary purpose is to dispel the popular myth that science and religion are entrenched in a never-ending conflict. As a result, this course argues that if the limits of [...]
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The Politics of Skepticism (Coursera)

Nov 1st 2021
The Politics of Skepticism (Coursera)
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This is a course about the history of Skepticism from the ancient Greeks to today, with special attention to the political ramifications of questioning man's ability to know the world and himself with any certainty. We will discuss the debates raging between Plato and the Sophists, the rise of [...]
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Soul Beliefs: Causes and Consequences - Unit 1: Historical Foundations (Coursera)

Throughout history, the vast majority of people around the globe have believed they have, however defined, a “soul.” While the question of whether the soul exists cannot be answered by science, what we can study are the causes and consequences of various beliefs about the soul and its prospects [...]
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Age of Jefferson (Coursera)

This course provides an overview of Thomas Jefferson's work and perspectives presented by the University of Virginia in partnership with Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Together, UVA and Monticello are recognized internationally as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Religious Symbols of the World (edX)

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Religious Symbols of the World (edX)
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This course is the third and final course in the series following “Understanding Religious Symbolism” and “Myths, Rituals, and Cosmos.” Through the theories and patterns that you learned in these three courses, I hope that you will be able to interpret the various religious phenomena in different cultures, and [...]
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Understanding Religious Symbolism (edX)

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Understanding Religious Symbolism (edX)
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This course aims to provide a broader and deeper understanding of how religious people have thought and practiced by introducing basic theories of religious symbolism and by demonstrating examples of religious symbols from various cultures around the world. Students will gain an acquaintance with religious symbolism and other elements [...]
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Intellectual Humility: Practice (Coursera)

We live in a polarised world where all too often people talk past each other. But do you know when to believe what others say? For example, how quick should we be to accept something that someone else tells us is true, and what should we be looking out [...]
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Love as a Force for Social Justice (Coursera)

This course will explore the concept of agape love (compassion/kindness) as a force for social justice and action and as the inspiration for service and the application of knowledge to positive social change. Biological, psychological, religious, and social perspectives of love will be discussed, drawing on the expertise of [...]
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Philosophy, Science and Religion: Science and Philosophy (Coursera)

Philosophy, Science and Religion mark three of the most fundamental modes of thinking about the world and our place in it. Are these modes incompatible? Put another way: is the intellectually responsible thing to do to ‘pick sides’ and identify with one of these approaches at the exclusion of [...]
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