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RLST3607: Witchcraft Paganism and Western Esotericism

Witchcraft, Paganism and Western Esotericism examines the rebirth of esoteric traditions in the modern world. Esotericism is diverse and connections between Pagans, goddess worshippers, witchcraft and occultists are complex. This unit attempts to assess their importance in contemporary spirituality.

Code RLST3607
Academic unit Studies in Religion
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Studies in Religion

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. gain an overall view of the history of the development of the religious traditions of the contemporary West
  • LO2. understand the relationship between the Christian tradition and esoteric alternative strands of belief
  • LO3. gain an increased awareness of the biases that can colour the academic study of religion
  • LO4. understand a range of recent methodologists in this field and be encouraged to adopt these methodologies for your own work
  • LO5. take the body of knowledge acquired and relate it to your own life contexts, contributing to life-long learning.

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