PHV152 Elements of Religious Studies

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. PhDr. Dušan Lužný, Dr. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Dušan Lužný, Dr.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Fri 14:00–15:40 A11
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PH01100 Found. of Acad. Study of Rel.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The main objective of the course is to introduce students to the basic concepts, problems, subjects and methods of the scientific study of religions.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course the student will be able to: - understand the general principles of the academic study of religions - explain the basic terms of academic study of religions - use the information to work independently - interpret the selected academic texts.
  • Introduction, literature
  • Why to study religions? What are we studying? - definition of religion
  • How to study religion? - different approaches
  • Christianity and topics for study
  • Islam and topics for study
  • Hinduism and topics for study
  • Buddhism and topics for study
  • Konfucianism and daoism and topics for study
  • Šinto and topics for study
  • Non-traditional religiosity in Czech society
  • Presentation of topics of seminar papers
  • Presentation of topics of seminar papers
    required literature
  • WAARDENBURG, Jacques. Bohové zblízka : systematický úvod do religionistiky : Des dieus qui se rapprochent : introduction systématique a la science des religions (Orig.) : Religionen und Religion : systematische Einführung in die Religionswissenschaft (Orig.). Translated by Břetislav Horyna - Dalibor Antalík. Vyd. 1. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1997. 163 s. ISBN 80-210-1445-8. info
    recommended literature
  • LUŽNÝ, Dušan. Nová náboženská hnutí (New Religious Movements.). Brno: Masarykova univerzita Brno, 1997. 181 pp. sv. 3. ISBN 80-210-1645-0. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion, reading, presentation, seminar papers
Assessment methods
presentation, seminar paper
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinovaná forma: 16 hodin/semestr.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
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