History of Religion Lecture Synopsis
Five World Religions – in an hour! Quite a challenge given that any one of the Big Five: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism could have comfortably taken an hour by itself.
This lecture, with Sue Russell, delivers a summary of each – covering origins/history, customs and places of worship – the latter showing, via around 150 slides, amazing feats of architecture in the form of synagogues, cathedrals, mosques and temples – the degree of opulence in some cases quite breath-taking.
Whilst addressing the theme from a totally neutral stand point, there has to be some mention of how religion has been hijacked by politics in recent and past history, facilitating an interesting discussion at the end
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