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PART OF THE FACULTY FOR HUMANITIES.
|“||Truthfulness and rationality in religions are truths that can be substantiated by science or those that cannot be proven to be wrong. Kurt Kawohl||”|
The School of Theology is devoted to study of religion, spirituality, and deities. Participants here at this school may use rational analysis and argument to discuss, interpret, and teach on any of a myriad of religious topics. For that reason, the school works in close participation with the School of Religious Studies.
Religious Studies is an academic field devoted to research into religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions. It describes, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasizing systematic, historically based, and cross-cultural perspectives. While Theology attempts to understand the transcendent or supernatural according to traditional religious accounts, religious studies takes a more scientific and objective approach independent of any particular religious viewpoint.
The School of Theology can be undertaken to help participants understand more truly one's own religious tradition or can be undertaken with the goal of preservation of religious traditions, reform of a particular tradition, or to apply the resources of a particular religious tradition to some present day problem, situation or need.
So, whether you are interested in Bahá'í, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Urantia, or any other doctrinal foundation, Wikiversity is your soundboard and learning environment to find others who think and believe as you do. If you wish to further your knowledge and practice to encompass a richer base for doing so, please, by all means, feel free.
At Wikiversity, a school is a large organizational structure which can contain various departments and divisions. The departments and divisions should be listed in the departments and divisions section. The school can contain projects for developing learning resources.
The faculties, departments, and divisions are not listed in any particular order or preference.
- Note: These are religions that predominately found in the Western cultures of the world.
- Division of Christian Studies
- Department of Biblical Studies — includes topics like Ancient Hebrew and the Book of Genesis and Hermeneutics
- Department of Christian Apologetics — includes topics like a Defense of the Resurrection and Prophecies Fulfilled and the Inerrancy Project
- Department of Historical Christian Theology — includes topics like the Ante-Nicene Fathers and the Nicene Creed and the Reformation
- Department of Practical Christian Theology — includes topics like Preaching and Worship and Liturgy and Teaching Children
- Department of Systematic Christian Theology — includes topics like the Trinity and Christology and Predestination and Divine Grace
- Department of Traditional Christian Theology — includes topics that are relevant primarily to particular traditions
- Center for Eastern Orthodox Studies — includes topics like Gregory Palamas and Theosis
- Center for Roman Catholic Studies — includes topics like Pope Leo XIII and Thomism and Latin Rite Worship
- Center for Reformation Studies — includes topics like Peter Waldo and Calvinism and the 1646 London Baptist Confession
- Center for Restorational Studies — includes topics like Alexander Campbell and the Book of Mormon
- Division of Islamic Studies
- Division of Jainism Studies
- Division of Jewish Studies
- Division of Druze Studies
- Division of Buddhist Studies
- Division of Confucian Studies
- Division of Hindu Studies
- Division of Taoist Studies
- Division of Sikhism Studies
- Division of Santmat Studies
- Division of Zoroastrian Studies
- Note: These are religions that are old.
- Division of Ancient Egyptian Religion Studies
- Division of Ancient Greek Religion Studies
- Division of Ancient Slavic Religion Studies
- Division of Ancient Celtic Religion Studies
- Division of Ancient Norse Religion Studies
- Division of Gnostic Studies
- Note: These are religions that have existed less than a thousand years.
- Division of Ayyavazhi Studies
- Division of Bahá'í Studies
- Division of Discordian Studies
- Division of Meher Baba Studies
- Division of Scientology Studies
- Division of Thelemic Studies
- Division of Theistic Satanism Studies
- Division of Urantia Studies
- Division of Wiccan Studies
- Note: These are religions that are old, but dominate only relatively small local cultures and groups.
- Division of Indigenous African Religion Studies
- Division of Shinto Studies
Related subjects[edit | edit source]
- Division of Peace Studies
- School of Religious Studies — the study of religion as a product of society
- Department of Comparative Religion
Learning resources and projects[edit | edit source]
- Angel oracle
- Bahá'í Faith
- Beyond Theism
- Book:The Dynamic Book
- Buddha oracle
- Christian Anarchism
- Christian Theology
- Christian mysticism
- Taoism - I Ching oracle
- Urantia Book
- Nonkilling in Islam
- Nonkilling in Hinduism
- Nonkilling in Buddhism
- Nonkilling in Jainism
- Nonkilling in Voudou
- Nonkilling in Humanism
Wikimedia Resources[edit | edit source]
- The Bible - several complete versions (KJV, ASE, WEB, ...) of the whole text and another under development
- The Holy Qur'an - central religious text of Islam
- The Bhagavad Gita - as it is
- A Course In Miracles - by Helen Schucman
- Tao Te Ching - key to Taoism (or Daoism)
- The Urantia Book - the complete public domain text
- The Book of the Law - The central text of Thelema
- many more Ancient and Classical texts at Wikisource...
- Humanities bookshelf
- Portal:Religion - (what's the difference?)
- w: Scottish Journal of Theology
Active participants[edit | edit source]
Please see participants.
Things you can do![edit | edit source]
- Clean up Draft:Theology and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
- Clean up Draft:Universals and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
- Clean up Draft:What is a human? and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
- Clean up Faculty sub-listings.
School news[edit | edit source]
- 17 June 2004 - School founded!
- 6 March 2017 - Does God exist?, a WikiDebate, announced on Wikiversity Main Page News!
- 4 July 2017 - Does everything happen for a sufficient reason?, a WikiDebate, announced on Wikiversity Main Page News!
- 4 July 2017 - Do humans have free will?, a WikiDebate, announced on Wikiversity Main Page News!
- 15 October 2017 - Seeking True Beliefs announced on Wikiversity Main Page News!