I finally finished a pretty daunting task on Friday. I finalized what the course reading would be for RELI 101: Sacred Texts and Ideas.
After spending hours of reading the scriptures of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, my mind is very overloaded.
The way these scriptures are written can be so completely different than another one. Selecting passages to read in which students would be able to understand without having them kill their instructor was tough. But after much work in Voorst’s Anthology of World Scriptures, I think I finally got it.
I selected passages out of each of those major world religions based on passages that focused on:
Now, all I need is to correct some errors that my wife caught on my syllabus, get some students in a classroom, and teach!