Religion (Faculty Reviewed)

Course materials in this collection have been mapped to VCCS Religion Transfer Courses and reviewed by Virginia faculty. Filter by Course Alignments to find OER specific to your course.

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14.8A: Protestantism
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Protestantism is one of the major umbrella religions in the U.S., and is constantly evolving in response to political and social changes.

Subject:
Religious Studies
Sociology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
LibreTexts
Date Added:
03/11/2021
14.8B: Catholicism
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Catholicism has a long history in the U.S., with the Catholic Church the single largest religious denomination
in the United States.

Subject:
Religious Studies
Sociology
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Reading
Provider:
LibreTexts
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Divining America: Religion in American History
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The National Humanities center presents this collection of essays by leading scholars on the topic 'Divining America: Religion in American History. The Essays explore religion in America in the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries and consider Native American religion, African American Christianity, the American Jewish experience, Mormonism, Catholicism, and Islam. They explore religious movements such as the Great Awakenings, the missionary movement, abolitionism, and fundamentalism. Topics like deism, pluralism, church and state separation, Manifest Destiny, and the Christian Right are also examined.

Subject:
Religious Studies
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Date Added:
11/11/2021
Early Christianity
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These videos address the topics of Early Christianity, The spread of Christianity, Christianity in the Roman Empire, and the Council of Nicaea.

Subject:
Religious Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Early Judaism, part 2
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An overview from the first kings of a unified Judah and Israel to the beginning of the Jewish Diaspora with the destruction of the Second Temple.

Subject:
Religious Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Date Added:
03/12/2021
The Five Major World Religions
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It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like 'Where do we come from?' and 'How do I live a life of meaning?' These existential questions are central to the five major world religions -- and that's not all that connects these faiths. John Bellaimey explains the intertwined histories and cultures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. Lesson by John Bellaimey, animation by TED-Ed.

Subject:
Religious Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Khan Academy
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Hindu Gods Overview
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An overview of the Hindu pantheon including: Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Ganesh, Parvati, Durga, Lakshmi, Karthikeya, Rama and Krishna.

Subject:
Religious Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Date Added:
03/12/2021
Hinduism: core ideas of Brahman, Atman, Samsara and Moksha.
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Hinduism is one of the oldest and largest religions in the world. It is also one of the most diverse in terms of practice. This video gives an overview of the central spiritual ideas of Brahman, Atman, Samsara and Moksha.

Subject:
Religious Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Date Added:
03/12/2021