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HUM 132 Prophets of Great Religions

Course Description

Study the origin and evolution of religious thought by looking at the fascinating lives, teachings and legacies of major religious leaders, founders and prophets. Our study will include such figures as: Zoroaster, Buddha, Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, John the Baptist, Jesus, Mohammad, Lao-tzu, Confucius, Guru Nanak, Bahaullah and Mahatma Gandhi. You will examine the legendary and historical aspects of their personalities as well as the role of prophecies and revelations in the world's cultural history.

Course Details

The course will also look at various forms of prophetic activities, predictions, divinations, omens, and miracles associated with the great prophets and these will be compared to similar acts of such seers as Pythia, Hermes Trismegistus, Nostradamus, Merlin, and Paracelsus.

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