Japanese Religions

Course Type: 
REL
Code: 
3420
Level: 
Undergraduate
Credit Hours: 
3
Schedule Type: 
Lecture
Description: 

Survey of historical and contemporary religious life in Japan. Primary focus will be on both early Shinto and later nationalistic Shinto, the varieties of Japanese Buddhism, and Japanese "New" religions. Topics examined include religious doctrine, faith and devotion, self-cultivation and enlightenment, monasticism, and religion and the state.