Calling all Knowledge Seekers and Inquisitive Minds
You've always wanted to learn more about religion, God, faith, and the Bible from a social-scientific perspective.
The History. The Philosophy. The Theology. The Cultural Impacts.
But the stipulations of higher-education has limited your ability to access the academic world and expand your horizons.
Time. Expenses. Qualifications.
We're changing academia from the inside out.
"Thanks to GCRR, I now have actual certifications in Biblical Studies and Religious Philosophy with no previous formal education in those fields."
Accessible and Affordable
College-Level Certification Courses in Religious Studies
Only $140 per course - Open to the Public!
Nothing to hold you back!
For anyone interested in Religious Studies, this official certification program is an ideal way to learn about relevant topics of intrigue and gain a qualified certification in the process
💡Learn YOUR way, about what YOU'RE interested in, and for your OWN innate purpose
💡NO Qualifications or Eligibility Requirements
💡NO textbooks, additional fees or subscriptions to purchase
💡Go from beginner to proficiently-adept in the Religious Studies of your choosing
💡Develop the knowledge and ability to confidently examine and discuss the intricacies of
religion and theology
💡Earn an official GCRR Certification for course completion and add to your credentials and
Let's be honest:
Higher education can be a total racket!
You spend thousands of dollars on classes you don't want to take just so you can sink into debt, stress over homework, and do nothing with your degree.
The GCRR Certification Course Program is an online, virtual classroom that makes it possible for life-long learners to attend college-level courses for a fraction of the cost and still earn a valuable credential.
You will learn from leading global scholars on an expanding assortment of topics in the field of Religious Studies.
Unlike other learning platforms where you end up stuck just watching a dry, wooden talking head speak into a camera, our credentialed doctoral course lecturers make the experience entertaining and memorable with multimedia tools and engaging content.
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You walk away with an official GCRR certification that you can add to your CV or resume to show you are trained and proficient in the subject matter!
Gain the core high-level knowledge and skills in religion and theology to be prepared to navigate and dominate conversations with people both in your personal and professional spheres.
☙Discuss the historical and cultural processes that gave rise to the Bible as we know it today.
☙ Identify key biblical stories and characters, and discuss their theological and cultural importance.
☙ Notice and analyze references to biblical tradition in our modern world (art, politics, pop culture, etc.)
Who is this for?
All life-long learners who want to enhance their general knowledge in the field of Religious Studies
Christians interested in learning more about the theological and philosophical foundations of their faith
Aspiring spiritual leaders
Recent high school graduates interested in exploring higher-ed content without paying university prices
Anyone with a general interest in philosophy and theology and seeking to advance their capacity for discussing these topics with knowledge and authority
Meet our esteemed Professors and learn more about the current course offerings:
All GCRR Certification Courses:
are taught by a doctoral (PhD) level Professor
offer 10+ hours of college level lectures and academic content for a flat, affordable rate
provide stimulating and engaging multimedia content in addition to lecture videos
focus on the facts - professors do not seek to promote (convert or de-convert) any particular world view through their teachings, but rather provide an objective platform from which to explore their topics
include FREE access to one of our renowned international eConferences (past or future)
THE BIBLE AND CULTURE
INTRO TO BIBLICAL STUDIES
Biblical scholar, Bart Ehrman, once called the Bible:
“the most frequently purchased, commonly read, passionately believed, and widely misunderstood book in the history of Western civilization.”
Dr. Aaron Ricker’s Bible and Culture class is designed to address the fallout of this situation: most people know more about the Bible than they think, but most people are also more confused about it than they realize.
The Bible and Culture Certification Course offers an expert-guided tour of biblical tradition with a special focus on the way it has shaped – and has been shaped by – cultural evolution.
Aaron Ricker earned his PhD in Religious Studies at McGill University. He currently serves as co-editor of McGill's Journal of the Council for Research on Religion, and sits on the local executive board of the American Academy of Religion (Eastern International Region). Dr. Ricker's publications include Ancient Letters (2020) and Intersections of Religion and Astronomy (2020).
Join Dr. Ricker LIVE for an interactive eLearning experience March 15-May 24th, 2022
or access the full course on-demand and receive the certification when you finish at your own pace.
We are the Global Center for Religious Research
Leading academic society and publisher in global religious studies
Hi, I'm Dr. Darren Slade, President of the Global Center for Religious Research. The GCRR is a non-religiously affiliated academic society and publishing house that brings together the world’s leading scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences for the academic study of religion.
As a scholastic society, “religion” is the object of our investigation, not the promotion or abolition of religious faith.
As an international organization, our membership consists of people from all over the world who seek the intellectual freedom to question and explore every aspect of religion itself, including its origins and manifestations.
As a social-scientific society, our students and scholars are devoted to the scientific, philosophical, and historical study of humanity’s various religious belief systems. We engage in an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study of what people believe, how those beliefs have evolved over time, and why they continue to affect global systems today.
The truth of the matter is that academia, along with its academic societies and publishing practices, has turned into an industry that benefits only the few while greedily exploiting both academics and students. Because profit has become their primary motivation, colleges and universities have become an exclusive club of academic cliques and inner circles, rarely penetrated by the less privileged. This sad fact means that many academics either cannot afford or are never given the chance to publish or teach.
Both students and human knowledge suffer as a consequence.
GCRR wants to change the academic industry! We believe the academic study of religion can help answer questions and solve many global problems while enriching the lives of both educators and students.
We encourage students and professionals from all backgrounds and traditions to join us in the intellectual fight against misinformation and profit-driven agendas. For our part, GCRR has created multiple avenues for scholars to publish their research and for students to access that research.
GCRR is adamantly not profit-driven or agenda-driven.
We are education-driven.
Both our motivation and passion is focused on knowledge. As such, GCRR is neither religious nor confessional in its pursuit of that knowledge, and we do not promote or endorse any specific religion, political body, or (anti-)religious agenda.
GCRR has two main values:
1) A scholarly focus on promoting the academic researchers who sacrifice so much of themselves to increase our knowledge of the human condition
2) Making that knowledge easily accessible and affordable to people all over the world.
GCRR believes that academic knowledge and impactful topics ought to be easily accessible to the general public
GCRR’s main goal is the promotion of academic studies on religion, as well as the formation and preservation of professional standards in religious research, the distribution of affordable educational programs, and the support of religious researchers around the globe.
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