HDS 3010

Introduction to the Study of East Asian Religions

James Robson


This course provides an introduction to the study of East Asian religions, covering the development and history of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto, and popular religion in a cross-cultural setting (India, China, Korea, Japan). It engages major conceptual themes, including ritual, image veneration, mysticism, meditation, ancestor worship, and issues of religious category formation in the study of religion. The emphasis is on the hermeneutic difficulties of studying religion in general, and East Asian religions in particular.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as Culture and Belief 33


0.50 credits
Spring 2014
Tue Thu 10am-11:30am
FAS Boylston Hall Room 110 (Fong Auditorium)

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • East Asian Religious Studies
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • East Asian Religions
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None