Sacred Texts & Oral Traditions

Code: IPT5/712

Dates: January 18, 2021 - April 9, 2021 on Thursdays

Time: 2:00 pm for 3 Hours

This course provides an introduction to sacred scripture and oral narrative in four traditions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Indigenous Traditions. For each tradition, we will read selected primary and secondary sources in order to consider the content of these sacred teachings, their history and development, techniques of transmission, interpretive practices, and cultural significance. Together, we will develop a group understanding of the meaning of the word “sacred” in the phrase “sacred texts and oral traditions.” Two field trips to see embodied traditions and three featured guest teachers will enhance our learning.

Pre-requisites:  None