Spiritual But Not Religious


This course address one of the most pressing questions in the study of religion today: What does it mean to be 'spiritual but not religious'? This is a question that frequently appears in survey research; about a quarter of U.S. adults 'now say they think of themselves as spiritual but not religious' (Pew). In this course, we address the big questions about how to define 'religion' and 'spirituality,' and we use empirical data to acquire a new understanding of the lived experience of people who are 'spiritual but not religious,' not only in the United States, but also in Asia and other parts of the world.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 267
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring