World Religions • PHIL1304

The purpose of this course is to explore the cultural conditions in which the world’s major religions were developed, legitimized, and later employed. The rhetoric, rituals, and structures of these religions will be analyzed as historical phenomena, within specific socio–political contexts. As such, this course is developed in accordance with the MTSR: Journal of the North American Association for the Study of Religion.


Basilique de Notre Dame
Montréal, Québec

Major Religions of the World

  • 33% Christian
  • 25% Muslim
  • 20% Asian Religions
  • 15% Nonreligious
  • 5% Indigenous Religions

Module I. Foundations

Module II. Asia

Module III. Abraham

Module IV: Boundaries