A HISTORY OF WORLD RELIGIONS
3000 BCE TO 2017 CE
Presenter: Darrel Roche B.A. (Studies in Religion)
Whether you are a Deist, a Theist, a Pantheist, an Agnostic, or an Atheist, don’t miss this compelling, and sometimes shocking, series of lectures on ‘A History of World Religions’.
We’ll be looking at 5,000 years of religious and anti-religious activity, from 3000 BCE to the present. Religions and anti-religions studied will include Mesopotamian, Sumerian, Babylonian, Persian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Atheism.
Discover the meaning of religion in humankind’s history, and why humans build sacred dwellings. Be introduced to the endless, colourful and terrifying variety of gods and goddesses, and the myriad ways to a vast assortment of afterlife alternatives. Learn about the spectacular array of creational cosmologies, the prevalent and unashamed role of sacred communal sex in religion, as well as the crucial part played by women in so many religions of the world.
The series will start on Monday 22nd January 2018 and end on Monday 12th March 2018. It will comprise a 2-hour presentation, 9.30am to 11.30am, once a week for 8 weeks.
Advise U3A, or ring Darrel on 0428-348-965 if you would like to attend.