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Winter 2023: Introduction to World Religions: Western Traditions

December 19, 2022

Qur'an, Torah and Bible open pages with UW campus snow scene in background

This winter quarter, join us to explore the history, beliefs, and practices of three major Western religious traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. As you learn about the history, beliefs, practices, and current challenges of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith traditions, you will also gain insights into how modern Western understandings of religion have been shaped by the economic, political, cultural, technological, and colonial aspects of modernity – and current global events.

The course, Introduction to World Religions: Western Traditions (RELIG 201), is taught by Philip Tite, Jackson School Comparative Religion faculty. It will be held asynchronously with quiz sections on the following dates and times:

RELIG 201 (SLN: 20172) 
Section AA: Tuesdays 12:30-1:20 SLN: 22565
Section AB: Tuesdays 1:30-2:20 SLN: 22566
Section AC: Thursdays 12:30-1:20 SLN: 22567
Section AD: Thursday 1:30-2:20 SLN: 22568

5 credits | SSc Eligible

Interested? Register here or email the instructor Philip Tite via

About the instructor
Philip Tite is a lecturer with the Jackson School of International Studies Comparative Religion Program. He is the author of four books, co-editor of a fifth book, and numerous academic articles in leading journals such as Journal of Theological Studies, Studies in Religion, Journal of Biblical LiteratureJournal of Early Christian StudiesJournal for the Study of the New TestamentHarvard Theological ReviewTeaching Theology and Religion, Religious Studies and Theology, Religion, and Method and Theory in the Study of Religion. Tite has contributed essays for various books, including two major translation projects, among other publications.