Paganism, as a belief system, is most congruent with both current scientific advancements and the psyche of the human being as they are understood today. Archaeological and textual evidence will be examined that will suggest that paganism of whatever genre is the indigenous religion of human beings on planet earth. This course lays the foundations from early tribal belief systems to the establishment first pagan societies in the Mediterranean, Near East, Middle East, Orient and the Americas and explores some of the common beliefs across these societies.
Instructors: David Oringderff and Donald Larsen
Class meetings: Thursdays 8:00 pm ET
Prerequisite: Students must have completed T5090 World Religions from a Pagan Perspective or have written permission of the instructor.
Required Readings: Will be made available online in the Moodle classroom
Fulfills: This is a required course for the new M.Div. in Pastoral Counseling and Chaplaincy with a Chaplaincy Major and counts as an Area II course for other students.