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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

REL 19.03 Rethinking the Divine

Whether any gods exist; whether there is a divine power that created the world and/or controls what happens in it; whether a human being has a soul that is somehow connected to the divine: these were questions that puzzled intelligent people in ancient Greece and Rome just as they they puzzle people today. In this course, we study the efforts of a range of ancient authors to think through these problems in a way that seemed intellectually satisfying. We look also at what these same thinkers had to say about the origin of religious beliefs in human cultures and about how a thinking person will want to interact with the beliefs and practices of his/her own culture.

Cross Listed Courses

CLST 10.01

Distributive and/or World Culture


The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.