Spring/Summer Course Guide

Courses in Religion (Division 457)

The Studies in Religion Program provides students with a basic knowledge of the history, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology of religion; promotes an understanding of diverse religious traditions; and examines religious questions which arise in all cultures. The concern of the program is not to inculcate a particular doctrine or faith but rather to broaden and deepen a student's knowledge and understanding of religious traditions.

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Spring Half-Term, 1998 (May 5-June 23, 1998)

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121(120)/ACABS 121. Introduction to the Tanakh/Old Testament. (3). (HU).

See Ancient Civilization and Biblical Studies 121. (Schmidt)
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225/S&SEA 225. Hinduism. (3). (HU).

See South and Southeast Asia 225. (Deshpande)
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296/HJCS 296/Judaic Studies 296. Perspectives on the Holocaust. (3). (HU).

See Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies 296. (Nysenholc)
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370. History of Christianity. (3). (Excl).
Section 102 Paul and Revelation.
For Spring Term, 1998, this section is offered jointly with Ancient Civilization and Biblical Studies 291.102. (Sullivan)
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380. Selected Topics. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits. Only one course from Religion 380, 387, and 487 may be elected in the same term.
Section 101 Authority in Islam: From Medieval to Modern Age.
For Spring Term, 1998, this section is offered jointly with Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 291.102. (Hanne)
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448/Psych. 418. Psychology and Spiritual Development. (3). (Excl).

This course explores the stages of spiritual development, beginning with awakening and initiation, through the deepening of direct experience and the formulation of a coherent spiritual path, including the notion of an ultimate attainment. It explores the function of spiritual groups and teachers in facilitating this development. Of particular interest are: (1) the spiritual seeker's experience of "little death," the mode of apparent discontinuity when the "old life" is supplanted by a new identity and mode of living; (2) times of crisis, adaptation, and "the dark night"; and (3) the experience of "physical death," as seen from the perspective of a lifetime of encountering both relative and absolute reality. By means of personal narratives and fictional accounts this course explores how diverse traditions create and value these moments of surrender and transformation. Lectures and readings by Hesse, Jung, Hillesum, Feild, Lessing, Soygal Rimpoche, Wilber, and others will form the basis of three short papers and one long final paper. There will be no final exam. Cost:2 WL:1 (Mann)
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Summer Half-Term, 1998 (June 29-August 18, 1998)

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365/Phil. 365. Problems of Religion. (2). (HU).
See Philosophy 365. (Ruhmkorff)
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Spring/Summer Term, 1998 (May 5-August 18, 1998)

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