If one goes into studying this video with a checklist of Islamic doctrines, one will miss out on what made Muhammad Ali not just one of the prettiest boxers, but one of the most fierce public speakers of the 20th century.
Teaching Starter: An Introduction to Discourse Analysis
My penchant for backward course design impresses the need to consider method more and more. I'm asking myself what kind of work do I want students to be able to do by course's end. How will they know what they know?
REL 205 (SSC)- Scoping Out Religion: Theories and Methods
“Religion” is a concept that people frequently talk about without much precision. In this class we will introduce humanistic theories and social scientific methods to raise the level of discourse around religion. Our local community and the news of the day will serve as the laboratory where we will learn to seek answers and ask better questions about religion.
Congratulations, Maya Aphornsuvan!!
Maya graduated from Elizabethtown College in May and concluded her duties as STS Production Assistant. On Monday she'll being a new chapter as a newsroom intern at the renown Philadelphia public radio station, WHYY.
Apprehending the “Essence” of Religion
Indeed, the comparative method has long been the preferred tool of those seeking to prove the similarity—and especially the equality—of religions across time and space. That agenda, however, has not always been successful and has at times engendered ironically problematic scholarship.