RELG 008. Patterns of Asian Religions


A thematic introduction to the study of religion through an examination of selected texts, teachings, and practices of the religious traditions of South and East Asia structured as patterns of religious life. Materials are drawn from the Buddhist traditions of India, Tibet, China, and Japan; the Hindu and Jain traditions of India; the Confucian and Taoist traditions of China; and the Shinto tradition of Japan. Themes include deities, the body, ritual, cosmology, sacred space, religious specialists, and death and the afterlife.
Humanities.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Eligible for ASIA
Spring 2019. Hopkins.
Spring 2020. Hopkins.
Catalog chapter: Religion  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/religion


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