Kimberley C. Patton
This comparative course will examine historical and contemporary traditions of primordial, cosmic, and sacred trees in religion, folklore, mythology, and ritual, including ways in which the special natural characteristics of trees have been interpreted metaphorically and metaphysically. We will consider primary iconographic and textual evidence as well as secondary sources. Individual research projects in particular traditions will be featured. Note: Limited to 30 students, by application at the first meeting.
Enrollment Limited: Limited to 30 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1011
Divinity Hall Room 211
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