Joseph Wiebe, PhD

Associate Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities
Director, Augustana - Chester Ronning Centre

Fall Term 2024 (1890)

AUREL 100 - Introduction to Religion

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the study of religion, focusing on major religions of the world. The course briefly examines the histories of these religions and various social and cultural phenomena associated with them, and also introduces students to the contemporary discipline of religious studies and the theories and methods associated with it.

LECTURE 1A01 (49749)

2024-09-16 - 2024-12-09
MWF 14:00 - 15:00

Winter Term 2025 (1900)

AUREL 259 - Bioethics, Suffering and the Soul

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course surveys the varied approaches to healing and experiences of sickness in modern life. It does so by investigating health, healing, and religion philosophically (in the way we think about ourselves), culturally (in the way we live), and existentially (in the way we experience our lives). Much of our discussion focuses on medicine, identity, and ethics primarily because a central factor that orients discussions about each is suffering. How we relieve, come to terms with, and act out our suffering have become the predominant features of modern life in western culture. Specific themes covered are the interconnections among dependence, suffering and identity; and the significance of religion for therapy and palliative care.

LECTURE 1B01 (77841)

2025-01-27 - 2025-04-15
TR 10:15 - 11:45