Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

RE104
Evil and Its Symbols
0.5 Credit

An investigation of the symbolism of opposites, for example, sacred and profane, God and the devil, feminine and masculine, villain and hero, light and darkness. The use of symbols of evil is considered in contexts such as crusades, heresy trials, sexism, racism and scapegoating. The course utilizes these themes important to several religious traditions, to introduce basic concepts in religious studies.