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A Journey through Western Christianity: from Persecuted Faith to Global Religion (200 - 1650) (Coursera)

This course follows the extraordinary development of Western Christianity from its early persecution under the Roman Empire in the third century to its global expansion with the Jesuits of the early modern world. We explore the dynamic and diverse character of a religion with an enormous cast characters. We [...]
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Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law - Individual Rights and Liberties (Coursera)

Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law: Individual Rights and Liberties will highlight the construction and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution through the centuries with an emphasis on protections of individual liberties and the evolution of equal protection. You'll learn the history behind the Constitution, cases that formed important precedent, and how [...]
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The Emergence of the Modern Middle East - Part II (Coursera)

This course will discuss the developments in the Middle East from the early 20th century to the present. It will discuss the rise and retreat of Arab nationalism, the problems of internal cohesion of the Arab states, issues of religion and state, and the evolution of Islamist politics. It [...]
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Religion, Conflict and Peace (edX)

Explore the diverse and complex roles that religions play in both promoting and mitigating violence. In this course, we will explore a series of contemporary conflicts in different regions of the world with a special focus on identifying and analyzing the diverse and complex roles that religions play in [...]
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Judaism Through Its Scriptures (edX)

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Judaism Through Its Scriptures (edX)
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Learn about the key beliefs and practices of Judaism through an examination of its sacred texts and their interpretation.
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Hinduism Through Its Scriptures (edX)

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Hinduism Through Its Scriptures (edX)
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Learn about the rich diversity of Hindu sacred texts – hymns, narratives, philosophical thought – and their interpretations. Ever wondered about the sacred scriptures that have sustained for millennia one of the oldest and most diverse religions of the world - Hinduism? Want to discover the lessons this history [...]
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Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures (edX)

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Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures (edX)
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Learn how to better understand the rich and complex ways that religions function in historic and contemporary contexts. The study of religion is the study of a rich and fascinating dimension of human experience that includes but goes well beyond beliefs and ritual practices. In this religion course, learners [...]
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Christian-Muslim Relations (FutureLearn)

Oct 4th 2021
Christian-Muslim Relations (FutureLearn)
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Uncover important themes in the history of Christian-Muslim relations and understand the politics that continue to shape it. Gain an insight into the academic study of Christian-Muslim Relations. On this innovative four-week course, you’ll be introduced to the academic study of Christian-Muslim Relations with the School of Divinity at [...]
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Religions From The Inside: Improving Interreligious Dialogue (FutureLearn)

Oct 4th 2021
Religions From The Inside: Improving Interreligious Dialogue (FutureLearn)
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Explore the value of cooperation between faiths and learn how the five main world religions’ core beliefs relate to each other. Learn how to encourage and benefit from respectful interfaith dialogue. This short course, led by the Faculty of Theology of Lugano in collaboration with USI, will develop your [...]
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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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