World Religions from a Pagan Perspective

Michael York, Ph.D.

Michael York, Ph.D.

For nearly two millennia, Paganism has been excluded from the theological roundtable. In the 20th century, the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have come to acknowledge at least the existence, if not validity, of the Dharmic faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. This course will examine the theologies and practices of the major world religions from a Pagan perspective. Broadly speaking, the fundamental spiritual options are Abrahamic, Dharmic, secular and Pagan. We want to ask: How do they differ from one another, what is a Pagan perspective and what does Paganism offer to the world’s theological/spiritual forum that the other positions do not?

Instructor: Michael York, Ph.D.
Required Texts:
York, Michael. 2003. Pagan Theology: Paganism as a World Religion. New York: New York University Press.
Class Meetings: none
Prerequisites: none
Fulfills: This is a required course for students working on an MDiv in either Chaplaincy or Counseling, and one of two options for MDiv students in TRH and MAL.
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