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Religion and spirituality

Religion and spirituality

Religion and spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship.

A religion is an organised collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence. Many religions have narratives, symbols, and sacred histories that are intended to explain the meaning of life and/or to explain the origin of life or the Universe. From their beliefs about the cosmos and human nature, people derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle. On the other hand, a spiritual system is focused on self-knowledge, and framed in a context of energy and consciousness. Spirituality is not about beliefs but about practices, specifically designed to develop a deeper understanding of ‘the self’. Learn about beliefs, cultural systems, and world views the smart way with religion and spirituality courses at CCE, The University of Sydney.

Art and Philosophy of the Spirit Course

Religion & Spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship. Learn about beliefs, cultural systems, and world views the smart way with Religion & Spirituality courses at the University of Sydney. Our contemporary definition of ‘spirit’ is based on the convergence of three streams of knowledge: the impact of Eastern spiritual systems on the West in the 19th century and the parallel re-emergence of the Western stream of esoteric knowledge; followed by a 20th century global... [More]
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Art and Philosophy of the Spirit Course

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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. This course on the philosophy of religion examines religious experience while borrowing from different schools of thought, including psychology, anthropology, sociology, phenomenology and political theory. Religion is central to the personal lives of many people. It is integrated in the cultural heritage of every... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Religion

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Religion Course: World Religions

Religion & Spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship. Learn about beliefs, cultural systems, and world views the smart way with Religion & Spirituality courses at the University of Sydney. Join us for a crash course on religion. What is religion and why is it important? Is it about God? What is God, and does God exist? How should we study religion? Learn about how to grapple with such questions, and learn about some of the major religions of the world as well. From... [More]
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Religion Course: Does God Exist?

Religion & Spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship. Learn about beliefs, cultural systems, and world views the smart way with Religion & Spirituality courses at the University of Sydney. Join us for a day-long workshop on the existence of God. Does God exist? How should we decide? And what is God anyway? Learn about the pros and cons for the best arguments for and against God’s existence, and learn about how debates on the topic do and should occur. We shall also... [More]
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Religion Course: Who Was Jesus?

Religion & Spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship. Learn about beliefs, cultural systems, and world views the smart way with Religion & Spirituality courses at the University of Sydney. Join us for a day-long workshop on Jesus. What are the Christian views? What are the secular views? And did he even exist? Learn about the many ways people in the past and today have thought about Jesus, and learn about how the debate over Jesus' very existence is becoming more... [More]
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