Considered sacred by the Theravada Buddhist tradition of Sri Lanka, India and Southeast Asia, as it was held to convey the actual "words of the Buddha", Pali came to be used as an authoritative, cosmopolitan language throughout the Theravada world. Pali texts display a rich variety of genres, including some of the earliest extant Indian poetry. The course is geared toward allowing the student to read Pali texts as quickly as possible.
Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as Pali 101a
Course times to be announced.
Course location to be announced.
Relationship to Program Requirements
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|MTS Area(s) of Focus||None|
|MDiv Distribution Category/ies||None|
|MDiv Art(s) of Ministry||None|
|Language Course Designation(s)||Basic language course|