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The Open University

Religious diversity: rethinking religion

The Open University via OpenLearn

Overview

Religion is not necessarily what you think it is! This free course, Religious diversity: rethinking religion, introduces you to a selection of the vast variety of religious beliefs and practices in...

Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • 1 What is religious studies?
  • 1 What is religious studies?
  • 1.1 Who is religious in Britain?
  • 1.2 What is secularism?
  • 2 Variety and vibrancy of religion in London
  • 2 Variety and vibrancy of religion in London
  • 2.1 St Paul’s: a national church
  • 2.2 St Paul’s: diverse visions
  • 2.3 The variety of Christianity in London
  • 2.4 Pentecostal Christianity in London
  • 2.5 Summary of Section 2
  • 3 Religion as lived
  • 3 Religion as lived
  • 3.1 The East London Mosque
  • 3.2 Judaism and kosher food
  • 3.3 Islam and Ramadan
  • 3.4 Summary of Section 3
  • 4 The importance of understanding religions
  • 4 The importance of understanding religions
  • 5 End-of-course quiz
  • 5 End-of-course quiz
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

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