Award-winning professor Peter Huff insightfully introduces you to the beliefs and practices of major world religions.
Both as a wellspring of hope and as an author of tragedy, religion has profoundly shaped the great civilizations of human history. An unequivocal force in the ancient world, religion continues to fire the imaginations of millions in our own time and remains a fascinating index of human aspiration and creativity.
In his Introduction to world religions, Catholic theologian Prof. Peter A. Huff, PhD, shares theories about the origin and nature of religion and basic principles of religious studies and explains the vital role off interreligious dialogue. Over the course of this lively 24-lecture audio course, you will explore the many myths, rites, beliefs, ethical codes, worldviews, sacred institutions, and artistic achievements that underlie the human search for ultimate meaning. Along the way, you will encounter an extraordinary company of individuals from across the map: saints and sages, martyrs and mystics, reformers and restless souls.
Authoritative and accessible, these lectures present balanced perspectives. More than that, they help you recognize the lens through which you are viewing other traditions. Despite the breadth of its sweep, the series goes beyond a superficial tour of other cultures: It brings you off the beaten path. As you explore the world’s many faiths, you will discover how all religions reveal the depths of the human heart.