Overview of Course
This course embraces the major religious traditions we will encounter on our journey. These religions provide values and ideals that are foundational to many of the countries we will explore. On ship we will discuss the teachings, history, and way of life of these religious ways of knowing. Disembarking we will explore sacred sites and practices, and try to discern the place of these traditions in their adherents lives. Like the voyage itself this course aspires to transform your vision of your own reality and your ability to read into the realities of others. Though the places will seem distant, the time remote, and the themes beyond space and time, if we take these religions seriously we may come to see their followers as people much like us with whom we share our global village.