Course: New Religious Movements

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Course title New Religious Movements
Course code KCHP/KNNH
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Tlčimuková Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
During the opening of a scheduled two-hour seminar students get basic information about the forms of new religious movements from the perspective of modern religious studies and sociology of religion. During a personal meeting concentrated to a weekend event in the Czech Budejovice (nerozvrhováno, the need to negotiate with the teacher) and near listeners will have the opportunity for discussion with representatives of a variety of groups of new religious forms of expression (eg. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Religious Society of Jehovah's Witnesses , Scientology, Bahá'ismus and Diamond Way Buddhism). Conclusion The weekend events will be dedicated to the evaluation seminar.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Excursion
Learning outcomes
The aim of the seminar is to introduce expert view on the issue of new religious movements. Furthermore, to allow them at meetings with representatives of selected movements to better understand this phenomenon in its natural environment. With the help of the Joint Assessment seminars and essays surrendered in writing to enable students to reflect on their own experience based on discussions with colleagues and teacher.
The students know the problematics of New religious movements, especially in the South Bohemia.
no prerequisite

Assessment methods and criteria

Participation in the introductory seminar (scheduling in the summer semester), participation in weekend action (nerozvrhováno, need to make an appointment with the teacher, a personal meeting with leaders of the movement and evaluation seminar), Credit writing essay - the theme of the essay is "The Role of alternative religiosity in the Czech Republic" . Content and form of essays suggest article Jakub Szanto: How to write a good essay.
Recommended literature
  • Cowan, D.E. Sekty a nová náboženství.. Praha, 2013. ISBN 978-80-247-3163-6.
  • Lužný, D. Náboženství a moderní společnost. Brno, 1999. ISBN 80-210-2224-8.
  • Lužný, D. Nová náboženská hnutí. Brno, 1997. ISBN 80-210-1645-0.
  • Štampach, I.O. Na nových stezkách ducha.. Praha, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7429-060-2.
  • Václavík. D.:. Sociologie nových náboženských hnutí. Brno, 2007. ISBN 978-80-86702-22-3.
  • Vojtíšek, Z. Encyklopedie náboženských směrů v České republice.. Praha: Portál, 2005. ISBN 80-7178-798-1.
  • Vojtíšek, Z. Nová náboženská hnutí a kolektivní násilí. Brno, 2009. ISBN 978-80-87127-21-6.
  • Vojtíšek, Z. Pastorační poradenství v oblasti sekt a sektářství.. Brno, 2005. ISBN 80-86263-69-X.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer