There are a variety of readings. In this online course you are basically reading and writing with lots of thinking in between. They include (1) through (3):


There is a great deal of material presented in an online textbook. All of the assignments can be completed by reading the materials on the Internet.

View this video explanation of how this ONLINE TEXTBOOK is designed and works.

However, if a learner prefers to have a printed paper text in addition to the online material, the two texts below are very good.

Optional Text One on World Religions- only for Module Two:

Schmidt, Roger, et al; Patterns of Religion, Belmont, CA.:Wadsworth, 1999.    ISBN 0534 506 496

by Roger Schmidt, Gene C. Sager, Gerald Carney, Julius J. Jackson, Kenneth Zanca, Albert Muller, Julius Jackson

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Optional Text Two:- for Modules Four to Ten

The Philosophy text by Pojman would be good for everyone in the course to have.

Pojman, Louis P. Philosophy of Religion: An Anthology. 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1998.   ISBN 0-534-52956-9

Philosophy of Religion: An Anthology
by Louis P. Pojman (Editor)
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Used Price: $42.50

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You may attempt to do this course without the printed textbook if you are accustomed to and comfortable with reading a great deal of material over the Internet. For most students having the textbook will be an advantage.


3. INTERNET RESOURCES- those that required are marked with READ in the ONLINE TEXTBOOK as in e.g., READ Dialogue ION otherwise suggested readings are simply offered as links.


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