HDS 3010

Introduction to the Study of East Asian Religions

James Robson

Description

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. Note: Course has weekly section to be arranged.

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

Scheduling

0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Tue Thu 10am-11:30am
Course location to be announced.

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