[AT160]  Introduction to the World’s Great Religions

Semester II
tuesday 16:30 - 18:15

Course Information

Professor: SABETTA, Gaetano
Language: English

Semester II
tuesday 16:30 - 18:15


The Course will provide general information on some of the World’s Religions in a comparative and interreligious perspective. The following points will be dealt with: 1. The concept of Religion in general and in the context of each culture examined. 2. What is Religion? 3. How can we study it and what type of facts are to be considered as ‘religious’? 4. Main Methods of study adopted: Historical, Phenomenological, Sociological Approach. 5. Five of the World’s Great Religions. Particular attention will be given to some Asian Religions such as the Religions of the Indian Subcontinent and the Chinese Religions. 6. Whether and How it is possible to encourage and encounter and to foster a dialogue between Christianity and these Religions.


M. P. FISHER–R. RINEHART, Living Religions10, Pearson 2017.