Ir al contenido principal

Learn how to interpret sacred texts

Programa XSeries en
World Religions Through Their Scriptures

Lo que aprenderás

  • Interpret the roles world religions to play in today and throughout history.
  • Appreciate the internal diversity and evolution of world religions and their scriptures.
  • Understand the strengths and limitations of learning about world religions through their sacred texts.
  • Explore how scriptures are interpreted to diverse ends in different historical and cultural contexts.
  • Engage in nuanced readings of world scriptures.

The study of religion is rich and fascinating — and goes well beyond beliefs and ritual practices. In this series, learners explore the diversity and evolution of the religions around the world. Through scripture, learners will explore themes such as gender and sexuality, art and science, violence and peace, and power and authority.

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are global religions with diversity in language, culture, history, and creed, but the sacred scriptures of the Tanakh, the Bible, and the Quran give followers a shared language. How do Jews draw inspiration and guidance from traditional texts? How have Christians lived out their stories and teachings? What is the relationship between the Quran and the prophet Mohammed? This series will answer these questions and introduce you to these scriptures.

Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism present a rich array of religious texts from across the Indian subcontinent. How do these texts influence the lives of adherents? What challenges do multiple collections of scriptures present for practitioners? Why is Sikhism, the fifth largest religion, relatively unknown in the Western world? Learners will explore the tenets, beliefs, and history of these followers by analyzing scripture, literature, and contemporary media relevant to these religions.

Both the faithful and the questioning are invited to join us as we traverse the globe to explore the power of the written word and its relevance to contemporary public life and the spiritual lives of all who encounter it.

Capacitación de la mano de expertos
7 cursos de alta calidad
A tu ritmo
Avanza a tu ritmo
7 meses
5 - 10 horas por semana
Precio con descuento: 346,50 US$
Precio original: 693 US$
Para obtener la experiencia completa del programa

Cursos en este programa

  1. Programa XSeries en World Religions Through Their Scriptures de HarvardX

  2. 5–10 horas por semana durante 4 semanas

    Learn how to better understand the rich and complex ways that religions function in historic and contemporary contexts.

  3. 5–10 horas por semana durante 4 semanas

    Learn about Christianity through a study of its sacred scriptures. We will explore how diverse Christians have interpreted these writings and practiced their teachings over a 2000 year, global history.

  4. 5–10 horas por semana durante 4 semanas

    Learn about the rich and diverse beliefs and practices of Buddhists across time and place. Experience Buddhism through its scriptures, both relationally as well as academically.

  5. 5–10 horas por semana durante 4 semanas

    Learn about the Quran, the central sacred text of Islam, through an exploration of the rich diversity of roles and interpretations in Muslim societies.

  6. 5–10 horas por semana durante 4 semanas

    Learn about the rich diversity of Hindu sacred texts – hymns, narratives, philosophical thought – and their interpretations.

  7. 5–10 horas por semana durante 4 semanas

    Learn about the key beliefs and practices of Judaism through an examination of its sacred texts and their interpretation.

  8. 5–10 horas por semana durante 4 semanas

    This course examines the Sikh scripture from a doctrinal and historical perspective by providing an overview of Sikh teachings as well as the historical context within which the scripture evolved and became canonized.

Conoce a tus instructores
de Harvard University (HarvardX)

Diane L. Moore
Senior Lecturer and the Director of the Religious Literacy Project
Harvard University
Karen L. King
Hollis Professor of Divinity
Harvard University
Ali Asani
Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures
Harvard University
Charles Hallisey
Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures
Harvard University
Neelima Shukla-Bhatt
Associate Professor
Wellesley College
Shaye Cohen
Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Harvard University
Harpreet Singh
Scholar of Sikhism and South Asian Religions Traditions
Harvard University
Ravinder Singh
Teaching Assistant
Harvard University
Damanpreet Singh
Teaching Assistant
Harvard University

Expertos de HarvardX comprometidos con el aprendizaje en línea

Inscríbete ahora

Precio con descuento: 346,50 US$
Precio original: 693 US$
7 cursos en 7 meses
Inscríbete en el programa

Humanities también disponible en edX


Impulsa tu carrera profesional con programas de crédito respaldados por universidades y certificados verificados.


Estudia y demuestra tu conocimiento a tu ritmo


Prueba un curso antes de pagar


Estudia con compañeros universitarios y colegas de todo el mundo