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Religious studies

Here you will find all the resources identified by our tutors as useful for the study of this subject, arranged in ascending alphabetical order. Browse the tiles and descriptions to discover if there are any resources of interest to you, or click on any of the keywords to see resources sorted by more in-depth topics.

Religious studies (V620): Identification and classification of religions and the comparative study of the world's religious traditions.

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Course Islamic Mystical Poetry 5

The poetic tradition of Islam expresses an aspect very different from theological/legal understandings, and is centred on love, yearning and...

Amir Khusraw, Hafez, Hajji Bayram, Shabistari view
Course Islamic Mystical Poetry 2

The poetic tradition of Islam expresses an aspect very different from theological/legal understandings, and is centred on love, yearning and...

arabic, persian, Poems view
Course The Reflecting Heart: Mystical Islamic Poetry 8

The poetic tradition of Islam expresses an aspect very different from theological understandings, being centred on love, beauty and the yearning...

heart, Islamic, mystical, Poetry view
Course 'The Conference of the Birds' by Farīd al-dīn ʿAttar

Conference of the Birds’ (Mantiq al-Ṭayr) by Farīd al-dīn ʿAttar (d.1221) is considered a masterpiece of Persian poetry. It is also one of the...

The Conference of the Birds, Birds, conference view
Course Islamic Mystical Poetry 3

The poetic tradition of Islam expresses an aspect very different from theological/legal understandings, and is centred on love, yearning and...

arabic, persian, Poetry view
Course Religions of China and Japan: From Confucianism to Zen

This course introduces a variety of approaches to the study of Chinese and Japanese religions. Among themes and topics pursued will be Confucian...

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Course Islamic Mystical Poetry 4

The poetic tradition of Islam expresses an aspect very different from theological/legal understandings, and is centred on love, yearning and...

Chishti, Rumi, Shiraz, Shushtari view
Link Women and Confucianism

Notes, quotes and discussion points concerning the influence of Confucian ideology on the role and status of women in China

Women, Confucius, Confucianism, China, Chinese history view
Link Sufism, Sufis, Sufi orders: Sufism's many paths

An online essay by Dr Alan Godlas of the University of Georgia, introducing Sufism, the mystical or inner dimension of Islam. The work takes the...

Sufism, Islam, Ibn 'Arabi, Ghazali, Sufi orders view
Link Chinese Popular Religion: Bibliography

Bibliographical resource: studies of Chinese popular religion 

Chinese popular religion, Chinese folk religion view
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