Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2009/2010
Canadian Excellence

RE227
Religions and Cultures of the Middle East
0.5 Credit

As an introduction to the religions and cultures of the Middle East, this course investigates the many layers of historical experience that underpin modern expressions of regional culture and identity. Special consideration will be given to the legacies of pre-Abrahamic cultures and civilizations, the dynamic impact of the three principal Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), and the many ways in which these three traditions have shaped the regionís historical landscape, identities and cultural values.