Units of Study

RLST1002 - A History of God, Deities and Demons

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Iain Gardner


This unit is a general introduction to the history of religions, beginning with the emergence of religion in pre-literate societies as evidenced in art and archaeology. It then studies the ancient religions of Egypt and Mesopotamia, Persia, India, China, Israel, Greece and Rome; before turning to the growth and spread of world religions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. Students are expected to specialise in traditions and themes of their own choice in writing essays.


1x1000wd take-home paper (30%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x500wd early feedback (definition and referencing style) (10%), 1x1000wd tutorial presentation (20%)


Course Reader


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


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