A 2019 course by Jacob J. Erickson at Trinity College Dublin explores “contemporary theological and ethical perspectives on eating and drinking: from food systems to vegetarianism to scarcity and more. How might contemporary ethics shape and be shaped by what we eat or drink, how we eat or drink?”
A 2019 course by Peter Gottschalk at Wesleyan University considers religion “as a phenomenon . . . the meaning of ‘sacredness’ & ‘the sacred’ and question their comparative use” in various religious traditions.
A course by Yeo Khiok-khng at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary explores “various reception and hermeneutical theories of
rhetoric and intertextuality on cross-cultural wisdoms (such as ancient Jewish,
Greco-Roman, Chinese, Islamic, African-American, etc.) of various
communities” through the lens of the Book of James.
A 2012 course by Mark Unno at the University of Oregon “examines the interplay of themes of religion, love, and death in selected strands of Asian and Western sources” and “examines the diverse dimensions of love and death: love in relation to family, sexuality, society, nature, and the religious dimensions of the divine, dharma, and dao; social, psychological, physical, and religious significations of death. These are set against the background of a range of themes including class, gender, and sexuality.”
A 2011 course by Daniel Alvarez at Florida International University “is an introduction to the study of religion. It will analyze various elements common to world religions and their expressions. In addition, it will examine the search for the transcendent and its implications at both the personal and the social level.”